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Prop Talk Webinar Series

TUESDAY, JUNE 9 | 11 AM CENTRAL TIME

Our Prop Talk Series continues! Join Kris Garberg, President of Appareo Aviation, as he walks through some Stratus Insight tips and tricks, specifically showing features like the Vertical Weather Profile, Radar Forecast, and how to submit PIREPS. There will also be an interactive Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

Please note: It will be helpful to have a Stratus Insight account so you can interact with the app during the webinar, so be sure to take advantage of our 30 day free trial! You can find Stratus Insight in the Apple App Store.

Click here to register for the webinar.

*Registration is limited

https://www.appareo.com/2020/05/27/prop-talk-webinar-series/

ATC Radio Transcription & Playback is available with Stratus Insight

This new AI technology is the baseline for exciting features we have in our app roadmap, which is focused on creating a safer, more convenient way to fly.

When paired with a Stratus Audio Cable, the ATC Radio Transcription feature works similar to visual voicemail. ATC communications are converted into text and displayed directly above the audio playback line, providing a helpful visual assist for referencing previous audio clips. This enables pilots to receive a clearance, ATIS, or other important ATC communications without needing to write them down.

The speech recognition and language understanding technology that drives the Radio Transcription feature was custom-designed by our Artificial Intelligence (AI) division.

At a global scale, speech recognition, translation, and transcription features are commonplace (e.g. Alexa and Siri). However, ATC communications present many challenges for these common speech recognition systems. The high rate of speech, noisy signal, narrow frequency band, and unique location identifiers are among those challenges. We identified that shortfall in the existing technology and set out to develop a speech recognition system customized for aviation. 

We also use Natural Language Processing to interpret the output of the speech recognition system and present it in a more pilot-friendly format. For example, tail numbers, altitudes, runways, and frequencies are transcribed in a way that will be more helpful to pilots.

Comparison example:

A typical speech recognition system Appareo’s custom aviation speech recognition system
Altitudes one zero ten thousand 10,000
Call signs November two two eight four quebec N2284Q
Runway Runway three six one eight runway 36 18
Frequencies one two zero point four 120.4

The Stratus Audio Cable available to purchase and is necessary to enable the Radio Transcription and Playback features. For more information, visit www.stratusinsight.app.

Download Stratus Insight today and take advantage of our 30 day free trial.

https://www.appareo.com/2020/05/14/atc-radio-transcription-playback-is-available-with-stratus-insight/

So, how does Stratus Insight compare?

We’ve put together a features table comparing Stratus Insight, ForeFlight Pro Plus and
Garmin Pilot so you can see how Stratus Insight compares with other flight apps.
STRATUS INSIGHT
FOREFLIGHT (PRO PLUS)
GARMIN PILOT
$99.99 / year $199.99 / year $149 / year

Stratus Insight vs. ForeFlight

1. Stratus Audio Cable required
2. Improved time and fueling calculating is available with ForeFlight Performance Plus ($299.99/annually)
3. Detailed Aircraft Performance Profiles is available with ForeFlight Performance Plus ($299.99/annually)

We’re offering a 30 day free trial so you can see for yourself.

Download the app today!

https://www.appareo.com/2020/05/05/so-how-does-stratus-insight-compare/

Josh Gelinske to present at the 2020 VDI Conference in Düsseldorf

Next week Josh Gelinske, Director of AI Systems at Appareo, will be presenting at the 4th International VDI Conference on Smart Farming 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. This conference is supported by national and international experts, bringing together over 100 thought leaders in agri-industry solutions.

Josh’s presentation is titled Robust AI at the Edge – Grain Handling Quality Assurance Sensor. During his presentation he will discuss:

  • The costly mistake of mixing different grain types
  • Sensor architecture and data collection strategy
  • AI for crop type image classification
  • Ensuring robust outputs and confidence measures
  • Seeing inside the “black box” Convolutional Neural Network model

If you would like more information about this conference, click here to visit the official website.

https://www.appareo.com/2020/02/26/josh-gelinske-to-present-at-the-2020-vdi-conference-in-dusseldorf/

Josh Gelinske to present at ISR & C2 Battle Management USA

Appareo’s Director of AI Systems, Josh Gelinske, will be presenting at the upcoming ISR & C2 Battle Management USA event.

Josh’s presentation will focus on speech to action, where he will share a brief background on the history of speech recognition and where it is today. Speech recognition isn’t new, it’s been in development for many decades. However, only recently the technology is at a point where it can be useful in a broad range of applications. Josh will cover how it is being used for human machine interfacing via voice user interface (VUI), speech information processing at the edge and finally the edge speech processing capability Appareo has built for the aviation market.

“With the introduction of powerful pretrained language models we will look back on 2018-2019 as the beginning of a natural language processing boom similar to 2012 for image classification. This will unlock a tremendous number of new applications, but also new threats on the multi-domain battlefield. This conference is the premier platform to talk about these technology advancements and what it takes to stay on the cutting edge. ” – Josh Gelinske, Director 

For more information regarding this conference, visit the website here.

If you would like more information on Josh’s presentation or this topic, please contact Josh directly at jgelinske@appareo.com

https://www.appareo.com/2019/10/31/josh-gelinske-to-present-at-isr-c2-battle-management-usa/

Appareo Brings AI and FDM Expertise to Panel Discussions at EBACE

Appareo’s Director of AI Systems Josh Gelinske and Vice President of Solutions Brad Thurow are scheduled to participate in two panel discussions during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva on May 22, 2019.

View the full agenda here: EBACE Program Schedule

Josh Gelinske

‘Lexi, book me a jet’: Artificial Intelligence and Business Aviation

Moderator: Eric Leopold, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Panelists:
Josh Gelinske, Appareo
Peter Conrardv, GE Aviation
Bernhard Fragner, CEO & Founder, GlobeAir
Shiv Trisal, Aftermarket Digital Strategy Lead, Collins Aerospace

Description from EBACE website:
While companies like Facebook, Apple and Amazon rollout revolutionary changes to how we interact with machine-learning technology, many are still uncertain on exactly how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by aerospace businesses. As an industry, business aviation is constantly striving to improve both the way it works and its customer satisfaction. To that end, it embraces technological advancements by constantly adapting to society’s needs. But AI can potentially go far beyond its current uses. Quite simply, AI can redefine how our industry goes about its work. In this session we will share insights by industry representatives on the improvements AI contributes to the aviation sector. We invite you to join us for this exciting panel discussion.

Brad Thurow

FDM – What Do You Need?

Moderator: Johan Glantz, EBAA
Panelists:
Dave Jesse, FDS
Kevin Martin, Aerobytes
Brad Thurow, Appareo

Description from EBACE website:
Whether you were already considering a Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) solution or plan on an acquiring an aircraft already fitted with one, this session aims at discussing the financial and operational impact, as well as the implications it has on your aircraft’s cockpit and on-ground hardware.


EBACE | May 21-23, 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

EBACE is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. The exhibition is jointly hosted each year by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the leading voice for the business aviation industry in the United States. Although EBACE is the only major European event focused solely on business aviation, attendees come from as far as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North and South America.

https://www.appareo.com/2019/04/26/appareo-brings-ai-and-fdm-expertise-to-panel-discussions-at-ebace/

Appareo Presents AI at 2019 VDI Conferences in Düsseldorf

Appareo’s Director of AI Systems Josh Gelinske is scheduled to participate in two VDI Conferences next month:

4th International VDI Conference | May 14-15, 2019 | Düsseldorf, Germany

Connected Off Highway Machines

 
Presentation: Edge Computing For Artificial Intelligence
Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Appareo Systems LLC, USA

  • Challenges of edge inference
  • Techniques for optimization of neural networks
  • Survey of processing hardware for edge inference
  • Applications for autonomous vehicles
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    3rd International VDI Conference | May 14-15, 2019 | Düsseldorf, Germany

    Smart Farming

     
    Interactive Round Table Session

  • Importance of Data for Real Time Decision Making, Dr. Corina Ardelean, AGCO Corporation, USA
  • Cross Company Collaboration – The Fast Lane to Joint Innovation in Smart Agriculture, Clemens Delatrée, xarvio™ Digital Farming Solutions, Germany
  • AI in Agriculture – From Assistive Technologies to Autonomy, Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Appareo Systems LLC, USA
  • The Added Value of Earth Observation Data for Agricultural Applications, Dr. Richard de Jeu, VanderSat, The Netherlands
  • Data Accessibility, Ownership, and Shareconomy, Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Kalmar, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Connecting the Dots: Defining and Deploying Real-Time Risk Management for the Farmer and his Trusted Partners, Ron Osborne, Farmers Edge, Canada
  • Digital Innovation Hubs – Digital Transformation of Agriculture at a Regional Level, Dr. Sjaak Wolfert, Scientific Coordinator of SmartAgriHubs, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
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    View the full VDI conference agendas here:
    VDI Conference 2019 – Connected Off Highway Machines
    VDI Conference 2019 – Smart Farming
     
     

    https://www.appareo.com/2019/04/05/appareo-presents-ai-at-2019-vdi-conferences/