Frequently Asked Questions

I keep reading about the "AI Revolution" and I feel that my company is missing out. Can you help?

Certainly! Data is the new currency and chances are you are sitting on a gold mine. We design the processes and build the AI tools that fit your company in order to convert your collective experience to smart predictions and insights. In the end, not only will you become more competitive, you will be leading the digital transformation of the Geoprofession.

Sounds great, can you offer a few examples?

If you are relying on sensor data to monitor projects, we can help implement early warning systems (i.e. predict slope stability failures). If you are designing deep foundations, we can help optimize the foundation plan requiring fewer load tests and less material while achieving the same level of safety and reliability. The same process can be applied to many other foundation elements. If you are relying on estimating subsurface conditions, we can help draw a more accurate picture and identify areas of concern. The possibilities are infinite and each project is unique. Get in touch and we will show you how Artificial Intelligence can elevate your business.

How can you do all that?

Engineering is inherently algorithmic and experiential. Many geotechnical design principles are empirical or semi-empirical. Machine Learning involves building self-learning algorithms that learn from data in order to transform data into knowledge. We simply connect all dots and build intelligent machines that learn to apply engineering principles from data. As opposed to their human overlords, these machines are tireless and can keep getting better, fast.

Should I be concerned that AI will put me out of work?

Yes and no. Right now AI can be really good at a single task but is far from replicating the implicit thought process and passive knowledge of humans. So no, we do not expect that AI will be replacing engineers any time soon. However, there are several fields within the Geoprofession that AI could disrupt creating a completely new landscape. For example, advances in the prediction of subsurface conditions could lead to a lower demand for site investigations with potentially severe consequences for the professionals in this field. The best way to safeguard your business is by leading the change rather than waiting to see how things will play out. We are here to help you become agents of change.