Businesses that harness new data sources and use AI and machine-learning technology to provide insights will be in a strong position to shape future commercial development and influence how society changes. Many of the algorithms behind AI and machine-learning systems are not new but limited volumes of accessible data have hampered their application. The recent explosion in data volumes and availability has led to a step change in the training of algorithms and provided important new insights: easy access to vast data volumes is making AI algorithms smarter.

Why your business should already be experimenting with industrial AI

Explore practical applications of AI for industrial businesses as we talk to Amy Challen, Shell’s Global Head of AI, about the technology’s exciting potential.

AI and Sustainability – 2021 Web Summit panel

How is AI facilitating the advancement of sustainability? What innovations and systems look set to change the energy landscape? Let’s hear how AI can be a gamechanger.

2021 Winners of the Awards

For the third year in a row, Shell has hosted the Awards, a company-wide event to celebrate our colleagues who think and dream big to take Shell’s digital transformation to the next level. Congratulations to all the winners!

Shell is an integrated energy company going through a significant transition as the world’s need for more and cleaner energy solutions require significant changes in the way in which energy provided. Digital technology, including AI, is a significant enabler for this transformation, from more efficient exploration and production, more reliable manufacturing, more nimble trading, and a more intimate customer experience and new digital solutions for emerging areas such as power and hydrogen. Embedding AI in every part of our organization is crucial—from making our existing businesses more effective, efficient and make us competitive.

Anyone can develop a small-scale proof of concept with a machine learning model that meets a specific local requirement. But, to make an impact and maintain it at scale, we need to develop solutions which can be deployed globally at a rapid pace.

To enable AI at scale across Shell’s businesses, we are standardising approaches and aligning on common data structures, platforms, tools and ways of working. This allows us to share best practice, code and work seamlessly in cross discipline global teams. is a change programme was formed to drive a common approach to data science platform technology, develop consistent ways of working, and build a community of practice which can demonstrates the art of the possible, and shares best practices across the entire business.

Data scientists collaborating Residency programme

In line with its ambition to grow and strengthen our talent pools, Shell has launched its AI Residency Programme, a two-year immersive opportunity designed for students to work on projects across Shell’s business.

The programme offers residents the opportunity to develop deep, technical expertise across the spectrum of AI, learning more about the energy industry and working in agile teams to develop new solutions that can optimise current processes, enable workforce and unlock new business models.

Learn how you can become a Resident

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