If, like me, you haven’t seriously played chess since you were young, you may find the advancements in chess artificial intelligence (or chess “engines”) incredible. But can chess teach us about the future of artificial intelligence in oil and gas?
Chess has long been a focus of artificial intelligence research. The game offers both clear rules (to easily measure success) and sufficient complexity (with at least 10^120 possible moves, no computer will ever be able to “solve” the game, unlike checkers). We certainly have complexity in the oilfield – but we also have the ability to measure success in the form of barrels produced, feet of pay encountered, or time to process a seismic volume.
In this post, we’ll walk through the latest AI in oil and gas market developments in chess and how they might impact the oilfield. Read the full post here.