Automation – It’s here to stay
GroundProbe’s Senior Software Engineer, Sandra Palacio
Have you ever thought about the ever-increasing number of automation tools helping us with our repetitive daily tasks – like sitting at your computer, day after day, repeating the same functions?
There’s a way to make that less monotonous, and that’s through automation!
Automation helps to reduce those tedious tasks, save time, and keep things consistent so we can spend our precious time on more important, meaningful responsibilities with a fresh, challenged mind, ready for decisive decision-making.
From a business perspective, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two automation tools that help companies like ours increase efficiency and productivity by systematically increasing sourced data supply and organising and controlling it. Companies that have introduced automation as a key growth strategy are generally recognised as innovative and cutting-edge, gaining increased customer recognition, trust, and support.
What is artificial intelligence & machine learning?
AI – the primary term for computer software that mimics our cognitive functions – uses algorithms to learn from patterns and experience to simulate our reasoning and perform complex tasks.
ML – considered a subset of AI – uses algorithms that consume data we inject, producing models that perform complex tasks like making decisions and predictions. For example, in image classification, we will inject into the algorithm a set of different images correctly identified by a tag, say a set of flowers and a set of animals; the model is trained to classify a new image into the correct tag.
A key growth strategy
At GroundProbe, automation, as a key growth strategy, is part of our broadening technology strategy offering. We have proudly been applying AI to our software for some time. We understand that to be considered innovative, we must continuously review our processes and work with key stakeholders to identify areas of improvement to ensure ultimate efficiency and productivity.
Automation tools are also embedded into our mission as we create innovative technologies that deliver high-value information to our customers, helping them better manage risk.
So, for us, automation is here to stay.