Episode 6: Water utilities have a crystal ball — they just don’t use it yet. (Part 2 of water and artificial intelligence)
How much water are your customers going to use? If you know the answer to that question, you can do a dozen other things smartly — from staffing, to managing pump networks, to maintenance. It even allows you to track and discover leaks. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — the sophisticated computer techniques used everywhere from medicine to managing the internet — can transform the way water utilities are managed. Tom Woolley, business development director for water AI firm Aquasuite, explains how that simple, astonishingly accurate prediction — how much water will your customers will use tomorrow at 2 pm — changes everything else.