David Batcheller of Appareo recently sat down with OEM Off-Highway editor about the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and augmented reality, as well as what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the heavy equipment industries.
“AI has the potential to make decisions for operators,” says Batcheller. In the off-highway industry, using that capability can help to reduce the amount of training required for operators. Less experienced and well-trained operators can become more effective and more quickly become experts which can help to overcome the current labor shortages construction and other off-highway applications are facing.
You can read the article and watch the full video here: https://www.oemoffhighway.com/trends/video/21723061/ai-provides-great-opportunity-for-offhighway-equipment-industry
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
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.
|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|
Download Stratus Insight today and take advantage of our 30 day free trial.
FOREFLIGHT (PRO PLUS)
|$99.99 / year||$199.99 / year||$149 / year|
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)
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:
If you would like more information about this conference, click here to visit the official website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Moderator: Eric Leopold, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
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.
Moderator: Johan Glantz, EBAA
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 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.
Appareo’s Director of AI Systems Josh Gelinske is scheduled to participate in two VDI Conferences next month:
Presentation: Edge Computing For Artificial Intelligence
Josh Gelinske, Director AI Systems, Appareo Systems LLC, USA
Interactive Round Table Session
View the full VDI conference agendas here:
VDI Conference 2019 – Connected Off Highway Machines
VDI Conference 2019 – Smart Farming