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December 16, 2017
Ai has found its home
Finally, SkyDancer has moved to its new server location. The move went well (many thanks to Henrik and Gustav for the help!).

September 14, 2017
SkyDancer.ai is online!
SkyDancer has its own Internet presence, at http://www.skydancer.ai/.

Working with Artificial intelligence, a dev blog

by Per Callmin

SkyDancer 5 progress
The work with SD5 is progressing well. Some challenges have been encountered with data cloning, as it for some reason causes fragmentation of data when it is linked in with other structures. However we expect the fragmentation problem to be solved shortly. The problem currently has our full attention and there is a solution available to this problem, which we are about to finalize.

SkyDancer Ai goals
For obvious reasons, the main goal is to complete SkyDancer 5 as soon as possible to have it up and running. But there are also other interesting things taking place at EtherTech, which I will write more about in this blog.

The last couple of weeks we've spent a lot of time in an effort to align all data into a unified structure. We do this in order to be able to work with data in an effective way, with the goal to make all automatable work within EtherTech managed by SkyDancer Ai. And we have a tight time schedule, we aim to have SkyDancer in control of its tasks by the end of this year!

In order to reach this goal, to have an Ai making decisions and performing all manual tasks, we need to make every piece of data understandable, or explainable, to it, so that it can learn how everything is connected. This endeavour is a huge and non-trivial task, which will come to a significant cost, but also an even more significant gain.

Data inventory and alignment of data
To make an inventory of, and align company data, is something I can recommend every company to do, especially mid- to large sized companies, as it have great benefits; it helps identifying and removing data redundancy, it helps to understand and make it possible to better describe the manual and semi-automatic processes better; processes which is currently in place to work with the data. When redundancy is removed and data is well-defined, the full- and semi automatic processes becomes simplified. Certain steps which is just all about transforming data, can be removed. In other words, it is a really great way to become more effective!

Admittedly, it's not the most fun or exciting job to do, at least not for people with creative minds. But when the gains are starting to appear, it becomes more and more rewarding.

Looking ahead, I think we will see those companies thrive and grow, which takes necessary steps to get a good grip on its data and its interfaces. And vice versa of course, not sorting this out will lead to ineffectivity and stagnation. A common "silver bullet" solution in companies which fail in automation becomes to hire more staff, to take care of the immediate emerging problems. But that is not a long-term fix because more staff cost more money; for many companies, it is not a solution which scales well over time.

Failing in transfering from manual work to work automation leads to growth- and scalability issues; it is a direct blocker which needs to be resolved.

However, the transfer need to occur in the right order and when the prerequisities are in place. Because building automation on loosely defined (or undefined) data structures, is like building a house on mud. It won't stay solid and it is impossible to expand upon. So the order of implementation is first to identify and structure the data, then to automate work and processes upon it.

As companies on a global scale are striving to implement automation to reap benefit in work effectiveness, having a good solid foundation data structure in place is becoming even more important than before. A good data structure is becoming a must-have requirement, in order to successfully automate processes and tools in a maintainable and expandable way.

Update 2017-12-16 by Per Callmin
SkyDancer has moved
SkyDancer has moved to new server colocation facility. Thanks to Henrik and OBE Network (Gustaf) for providing rack space, and facilitating a smooth move operation.

Update 2018-02-05 by Per Callmin
SkyDancer Co-Pilot progress
SkyDancer Co-Pilot, the world's first AiAD (Ai-Assisted Development) system is nearing completion.
Ai will play a large role in software development in a near future, participating more and more in various development processes, taking over automation of boring, complex and repetitive tasks such as configuation management and software maintenance (this will happen already in the next few years). Companies which haven't started investing in Ai solutions now, will very soon find themselves left behind.

When Ai is integrated into the automatable work processes, and become aligned with their human colleagues in new type of processes which brings efficiency to a level never seen before, the speed of work will pick up 5- to a 10-fold in a short time.
Humans will continue to draw the grand plan, outlining the work and taking decisions, while Ai performs the analytical and heavy-lifting tasks.

To be continued...

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