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Consilium Technology Wins 2020 Maxar Innovation Award

Consilium Technology Wins 2020 Maxar Innovation Award

Sarah Hibbard 13 Jul 2021 2 minute read

Consilium Technology has been awarded the prestigious Maxar Innovation Award. Only five most innovative companies in the world receive this award each year, as a recognition for applying new, unique approaches to solve big data problems. Maxar’s Director Oceania & Pacific, Rafael Kargren, congratulated the Consilium Technology team on their achievements for the past year. “This award is a special recognition of innovation that you have shown in meaningful innovative accomplish...

Consilium Technology Announces AI Prize with Flinders University

Consilium Technology Announces AI Prize with Flinders University

Thomas Beltrame 31 Mar 2021 2 minute read

Consilium Technology, an Australian AI company, is pleased to announce its partnership with Flinders University to offer a paid 10-week internship. Consilium Technology is committed to unlocking hidden value within data through the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI can be applied to solve challenges ranging from the most modern technical problems to classic historical conundrums.  To encourage university students to make similar discoveries for themselves, Consilium Technolog...

Using AI to Manage Powerline Vegetation

Using AI to Manage Powerline Vegetation

Sebastien Wong & Tao Hoang 16 Mar 2021 5 minute read

Challenges in Powerline Vegetation Management Powerlines are essential to delivering electricity to homes and businesses [1]. Vegetation falling across powerlines is one of the largest causes of power outage and bushfires [2,3]. Therefore, vegetation needs to be managed and cleared to reduce risk and improve safety. Vegetation management has been costly for energy providers. Traditional vegetation encroachment monitoring methods have relied on manual inspection. This is labour and cost-i...

Consilium Technology, a high-powered Australian AI company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Green Brain and Measurement Engineering Australia Pty Ltd. Consilium Technology's recent acquisition of Green Brain and MEA is laying the foundation to establish a high-value, integrated offering for farmers and growers. MEA was founded in 1984, with initial roots in electronics engineering for the renewable energy sector. The company has evolved over the years, and now designs and builds...

Help Solve Australia’s Challenges with AI and Satellite Imagery

Help Solve Australia’s Challenges with AI and Satellite Imagery

Sebastien Wong 14 Jul 2020 2 minute read

Maxar Spatial Challenge The Maxar Spatial Challenge is about to launch! This event is a virtual hackathon to solve Australia's urban and regional challenges using the world's highest resolution satellite imagery.   The Maxar Spatial Challenge aims to solve Australia's urban and regional challenges. Two years ago Consilium Technology student-interns, Liam Mellor and Lucas Sargent, participated in the previous hackathon event and won the innovation prize! Their submission was a...

Happy Birthday Infinite Studio!

Happy Birthday Infinite Studio!

Rachael Crozier 29 Aug 2019 5 minute read

One year ago, Consilium Technology announced the commercial release of Infinite Studio — cutting-edge software for real-time radiometrically credible simulation of imagery, across the visible and infra-red spectrum. Since the launch of Infinite Studio by the Minister of Defence at SCINDICATE 2018, our team has continued to improve the quality of existing capabilities, as well as expand to new capabilities. In the last year, we have added new talent to our team and are on the hunt for ev...

Consilium Technology Wins Trifecta at AIIA’s SA/NT iAwards

Consilium Technology Wins Trifecta at AIIA’s SA/NT iAwards

Sarah Hibbard 21 Jun 2019 3 minute read

Artificial Intelligence company, Consilium Technology, won all three categories at the AIIA SA/NT iAwards last night for its revolutionary AgTech product — GAIA . The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards, now celebrating 26 years, is Australia’s leading awards and recognition program for innovation in the digital economy. The AIIA announced the 2019 South Australia/Northern Territory iAwards winners at the State iAwards Gala Dinner, held at the Adelaide Conventi...

Consilium Technology Delivers Australia’s National Vineyard Scan

Consilium Technology Delivers Australia’s National Vineyard Scan

Sarah Hibbard 12 Jun 2019 2 minute read

In a world first, Consilium Technology’s revolutionary AgTech product has identified and mapped all of Australia’s vineyards using AI and satellite imagery. Consilium Technology partnered with Wine Australia in August 2018 to deliver a technical solution for resuming Australia’s National Census of Vineyards. The National Vineyard Scan 2018 results were released by Wine Australia this week. Adelaide’s leading Artificial Intelligence company, Consilium Technology, developed technol...

The Federal Government has awarded Adelaide’s leading Machine Intelligence company, Consilium Technology, $1 million to accelerate the commercialisation of its revolutionary AgTech product, GAIA. The Accelerating Commercialisation (AC) grant assists Australian businesses to accelerate the development of high-quality products and commercialise novel technology with export potential. Over $181 million has been offered to Australian businesses since the programme was launched in 2014, driving...

What Is AI-chemy and Can It Be Done?

What Is AI-chemy and Can It Be Done?

Andrew Harris 16 Jan 2019 2 minute read

The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’, commonly abbreviated as AI, originated way back in 1956. AI became part of pop culture long before it found practical application in homes and businesses, thanks to modern computing power, storage and data availability. Many startup companies are jumping on the AI bandwagon.  Some are claiming to turn data (which they have little or no understanding of) into gold nuggets of valuable insights.  Just like the alchemists who attempted to turn ba...

Training a Machine Learning Algorithm to Create More Insight From Low-Resolution Images

Training a Machine Learning Algorithm to Create More Insight From Low-Resolution Images

Lucas Sargent & Liam Mellor 14 Dec 2018 3 minute read

The advent of machine learning and access to readily available Earth satellite imagery is fostering big data solutions that unlock valuable insights. Earlier this year, Maxar’s DigitalGlobe hosted the 2018 Australia Sustainability Hackathon to leverage the opportunities provided by geospatial big data and high-resolution satellite imagery. When we learned of the competition, we identified an overlap between the issues that the Hackathon Challenge was addressing and the issues that we were inv...

How GAIA Disrupted the Viticulture Industry

How GAIA Disrupted the Viticulture Industry

Sarah Hibbard 10 Dec 2018 4 minute read

Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Although this change can be feared, it also presents an incredible opportunity to challenge the status quo and identify new ways to improve. Organisations that embrace this opportunity can use it as a catalyst to thrive in their given industries. Our team at Consilium Technology recently helped the viticulture industry harness the convergence of three exponentially improving technologies: Machine learning, Cloud computing, and Multispectr...

Consilium Technology Wins 2018 Impact Awards

Consilium Technology Wins 2018 Impact Awards

Sarah Hibbard 02 Nov 2018 3 minute read

Machine Intelligence company, Consilium Technology, was announced as a 2018 Impact Awards winner at South Australia’s premier business event on 1 November 2018. The Impact Awards is an industry-led movement that showcases South Australian companies with global ambition to represent the State’s future prosperity. The not-for-profit event is supported by South Australian businesses and influencers who are passionate to help the next generation reach greater heights. Founded in 2015, the awards...

Multi-band Electro-optical Defence Software Commercially Available

Multi-band Electro-optical Defence Software Commercially Available

Seth Thuraisingham 29 Aug 2018 2 minute read

Consilium Technology is pleased to announce the commercial release of Infinite Studio, a cutting-edge software technology for real-time, radiometrically credible simulation of imagery across the visible and infra-red spectrum. Infinite Studio is built upon Unreal Engine and DST Group’s VIRSuite radiometric modelling technology, which has been designed to support a broad range of simulation environments, including maritime, air, land and littoral. Over ten years of Defence research and develop...

Agreement Leads to Infinite Possibilities

Agreement Leads to Infinite Possibilities

Sarah Hibbard 29 Aug 2018 1 minute read

State-of-the-art multi-spectral simulation software, developed by Defence Science and Technology (DST), has been licensed to Adelaide SME Consilium Technology to be marketed globally as Infinite Studio. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the signing of the licensing agreement for the technology which will support virtual and constructive simulation activities for Defence and civilian applications. “This innovative, cutting-edge technology allows users to...

What if Google Maps was Art?

What if Google Maps was Art?

Scott Sleep 16 Aug 2018 10 minute read

Ranging from highly realistic to immensely abstract, the great artists (da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh) had an almost magical ability to represent the world around them. But how might these artists have imagined the world from the point of view of a satellite, looking down on the world from the heavens above? With curiosity as one of our core values at Consilium Technology, a team of our data scientists got together for a one-day hack to find out. https://youtu.be/WT8VxWEZ21Q Obtaining Sate...

Do We Learn Like Machine Learning Algorithms Do?

Do We Learn Like Machine Learning Algorithms Do?

Mark McDonnell 18 Jul 2018 4 minute read

Implicit and Explicit Learning What is learning? The first thing that comes to mind is education - whether it’s my kids going to school and being taught how to read or add numbers, or adults at university studying the classics, or how to run a business. That's one kind of learning - a combination of being shown something new, and gaining an understanding of how to take actions that enable the doing of that new thing. But there is also a more implicit kind of learning that takes place all t...

GAIA’s A.I. to Reveal Mother Earth’s Vineyard Secrets

GAIA’s A.I. to Reveal Mother Earth’s Vineyard Secrets

Sarah Hibbard 09 Apr 2018 2 minute read

Advanced machine learning and high-resolution satellite images are set to revolutionise the Australian grape and wine community’s regional mapping and vineyard insights. World leading agricultural artificial intelligence software, GAIA (Geospatial Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture), has been developed by Consilium Technology, in partnership with DigitalGlobe and Wine Australia. The software provides groundbreaking insight into the health and quantity of all vineyards across Australia ...

CLASP Wins Defence Science & Technology Award

CLASP Wins Defence Science & Technology Award

Seth Thuraisingham 07 Dec 2017 1 minute read

The Collaborative Land Active Self Protection (CLASP) Program has received a joint award by the Chief Defence Scientist for Australian Defence Science and Technology Group and the Chief Scientific Adviser for the UK Ministry Of Defence. Over a period of three years, this team has worked together to understand the threat associated with modern anti-tank guided weapons and rocket propelled grenades to our land forces and to develop active protection systems technology aimed at safety and effectiv...

Consilium partners with DigitalGlobe on GBDX

Consilium partners with DigitalGlobe on GBDX

Sebastien Wong 13 Nov 2017 2 minute read

Adelaide (13 November, 2017) – In an Australian first, Consilium Technology Pty Ltd (Consilium), a Machine Intelligence business, announced today that it has partnered with DigitalGlobe, the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, to leverage DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX). Consilium, headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, will couple its machine learning technology with GBDX, a powerful, cloud-based platform with access to DigitalGl...

Ensemble Learning

Ensemble Learning

Stuart Burrows 14 Sep 2017 5 minute read

When I hear the word "ensemble", I think of two things: the grand canonical ensemble, and the brass ensemble. But today we're taking a look at ensemble learning, which is the canonical way that the grand top brass of data scientists augment and combine models. The need for ensembling arises when you're working at the cutting edge and a good model is not available. One model might anticipate a fraction of the cases, another a different fraction, and a third a different set again...

Consilium Exhibits at International Artificial Intelligence Conference

Consilium Exhibits at International Artificial Intelligence Conference

Sebastien Wong 22 Aug 2017 2 minute read

Melbourne (21 August 2017) – Consilium Technology Pty Ltd (Consilium), an Australian Machine Intelligence Business and Research Services Provider, are exhibiting their machine intelligence and simulation capability at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). The conference is being held from 21-24 August at the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre. Dr Sebastien Wong (Director of Machine Learning, Consilium): “Our goal is to help businesses leverage a...

What Could Machine Intelligence Discover for You?

What Could Machine Intelligence Discover for You?

Seth Thuraisingham 17 Mar 2017 1 minute read

Sometimes it's risky to explore the realms of possibility. Machine Intelligence offers promises of prediction, actionable insight, intelligent automation. You most likely question the authenticity of these claims. Could it really make a difference to your bottom line? Most likely your perception of what is possible is limited. Your reference points of what's proven in the industry are narrow. You are naturally sceptical. When you deliberately set out to explore, one of two things happen, you...

Trends in Machine Intelligence: Feature Learning

Trends in Machine Intelligence: Feature Learning

Sebastien Wong 13 Feb 2017 4 minute read

Feature learning will allow machine learning to revolutionise many industries, without needing years of domain expertise. “What is a good feature?” This is a three-decade old question in machine learning. Before we can understand the question, we must first understand what is a feature. In machine learning, features are any observations of a sample that are used to make a prediction or classification. For example, consider the problem of estimating the age of a child (our sample) using a...

The Elusive Lighthouse: Part 2

The Elusive Lighthouse: Part 2

Stuart Burrows 17 Jan 2017 6 minute read

Let There be a Lighthouse In the preceding post we attempted to locate a queer lighthouse from the incident locations of its uniformly angular distributed flashes upon a straight beach. The geometry of the scenario is shown below. It turned out to be a difficult problem, because the flashpoints assume a Cauchy distribution, which makes the intuitively appealing sample mean totally useless. In this post, we track down the lighthouse by applying sound principles of probabili...

The Elusive Lighthouse: Part 1

The Elusive Lighthouse: Part 1

Stuart Burrows 16 Dec 2016 7 minute read

A Light Under a Bushel You're walking along a straight beach at night and you happen to know there's a lighthouse somewhere out to sea, shrouded in darkness on a rocky island. But it is no ordinary lighthouse: it emits flashes in random directions, favouring no angle over any other. Fortuitously, you have a set of sensors rigged up along the coastline that register the incident locations of any flashes that hit the beach. Where is the lighthouse? It turns out that this little pr...

Data Augmentation: Part 2

Data Augmentation: Part 2

Sebastien Wong 08 Nov 2016 2 minute read

... continued from part 1 Data Augmentation with SMOTE What about the case when we don't know how to peturb the data to ensure that label information is preserved? Well the Synthetic Minority Over Sampling Technique (SMOTE) can be used. Imagine every sample is a point in a multi-dimensional graph, where each dimension of the graph is one of the features. This is commonly referred to as feature space. Select two random samples fromthe same class. Now imagine drawing a line between them in feature...

Data Augmentation: Part 1

Data Augmentation: Part 1

Sebastien Wong 21 Oct 2016 4 minute read

One of the key components to a successful machine learning product is having sufficient, good quality data to train the classifier. The data samples should be representative of the entire population distribution. Increasing the number of samples reduces the risk of your model over fitting the data. That is, the model is too complex for the data set. The best way to get more samples is to simply go out and collect them. This might mean expensive and time consuming experimental data collection, al...