Global AI & Data Usage Innovation Congress 2021

By 27/04/2021 - 29/04/2021

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Artificial intelligence is the future for intelligent automated water networks based on systems thinking. The Global AI & Data Usage Innovation Congress focusses on improving the actual use of data and AI to deliver demonstrable results in areas like leakage.

Leak tech disruptor FIDO, whose pioneering software-as-a-service AI is emerging as one of the water sector’s hottest properties globally, was the event’s lead sponsor.

Across three days we joined a host of leading global experts to share practical know-how, industry insights and case studies with senior delegates from the world’s foremost utilities and practitioners.

First up, our opening presentation on how, when and if, water businesses should take the leap into AI.

Video case study with United Utilities

FIDO CTO Neil Edwards and United Utilities’ Network Optimisation Manager Hannah Wardle gave a case study on Implementing A.I. & Machine-Learning To More Accurately Detect & Pinpoint Bursts And Reduce Leakage Response Times.

FIDO AI is disrupting traditional leak file analysis. Its capex-free software-as-a-service solution drives human error from traditional detection processes.

It is the only system in the world to deliver super-accurate leak certainty and, most importantly, leak size. It works on any network irrespective of size or sensor type. Even on networks without sensors.

Find out how FIDO adds value to the leak detection process and how it’s delivering real results on the ground across the North West of England for one of the UK’s largest listed water companies.

Panel discussion on the cultural acceptance of AI

AI is revolutionising the modern world, managing big data sets accurately at speed and scale. It removes fallibility. It doesn’t just wake up and have a bad day. AI is based on data.

So why are people still distrustful? Are they right to be so. How do innovators and AI developers overcome this?

We asked a group of water sector and tech experts for their views as part of a lively panel discussion during an informal lunchtime session on Day 1 of the Congress.

We captured the discussion on video so you can catch up on what managers from Suez US, Salesforce, Nortech, Maynilad, Bristol Water, and others, thought.

Survey results coming soon

Before the conference, we asked people in the water sector to give us their views on the prevailing attitudes to AI technology.

The responses reveal some interesting insight into some of the current barriers and challenges to the industry’s adoption of AI.

We’ll be bringing you the details once we’ve finished going through it.

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