Optimal’s revolutionary EMMA AI energy management solution wins prestigious Wright Commission Award

Optimal Monitoring and its ground-breaking artificial intelligence energy management solution, EMMA AI, has won the Wright Commission Award as voted by the Retail Energy Forum.

Guest Blog: Duncan Everett and Michael Prager – Who killed Eric the Energy Manager?

In the same stance as who killed Roger Rabbit before you engage the local constabulary. But behind every good opening line is a serious point. In this case what actually is the role of the modern Energy Manager?

Guest Blog: Dr Lai Jiang: How to make our AI assistants talk about energy management?

In this case, a question of great interest will be: how will these AI systems interact with their end users in the energy management field?

Guest Blog: Duncan Everett – If you don’t know is it your fault?

Nobody wants to fail but often the fear of failure can get in the way of success. So how do you break the ‘better to do nothing than fail’ barrier?

Guest Blog: Dawid Lipinski – Gamifying our world

Almost everyone loves a good game but not many people realize that nowadays video games are more mainstream than films or music. The industry has been on a rapid rise for several years and is expected to generate $152 billion in 2019.

Guest Blog: Michael Prager – The Future for Energy Managers

Well first things first, there is one. The entire history of technology development has been one of net job creation not destruction. The emergence of AI as the baseline form of computing in the years ahead will create more jobs than it will destroy.

Guest Blog: Dr Lai Jiang – The Future of AI

Since the definition of “artificial intelligence” (AI) was given by John McCarthy in the 1950s, the future of AI has long been a question of great interest in a wide range of fields.

Guest Blog: Duncan Everett – How will we get people to engage with this new AI technology?

Not with a carrot or a stick. The best new tech sneaks up on you, and before you know it you cannot even remember life without it. When we talk about AI, we paint it as disruptive, it is, but this doesn’t mean it is destructive.

Guest Blog: Michael Prager – What does AI mean for Energy Managers?

Artificial Intelligence, AI is a new form of computing in which the system is pre-programmed with logic that allows it to mimic the way that humans learn and perform cognitive functions. We see it now as speech recognition, optical character recognition and increasingly pattern recognition and early forms of logical reasoning.

Guest Blog: Duncan Everett – What the hell is AI anyway?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently perceived in many ways. Some believe the Hollywood view of the self-aware, fully thinking autonomous entity, that will take over the world. Others that is no more than a complex, rules-based search engine that clever programmers have disguised as your new friend. They’re both wrong.