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Woodside Energy signs AI and quantum computing deal with IBM

Woodside Energy announced on Tuesday it has signed a multi-year collaboration deal with IBM to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing to help it reduce operation costs and develop a 'plant of the future' that can run itself.

See also: How IBM Watson is revolutionizing 10 industries (TechRepublic) According to Coleman, the advantage of these new memberships mean Woodside will be able to develop a self-operating plant using quantum computing.

They often don't get the maximum performance out of a plant and of course, our operation is 2,000 kilometres away from our headquarters so we're moving along to remote operations and getting into a cognitive plant that will be able operate itself,' he said.

'In one particular country we went into, it went up to 20 million hits per month … that's okay when the operations are 2,000 kilometres apart because operation systems historically have not been joined into major IT systems, but now, they're becoming connected.

Woodside is one of four current customers in Australia working with IBM Garage, a centre that IBM uses as a test bed to meld human resources (HR), artificial intelligence (AI), and culture.