What Every Public Works Professional Needs to Know About Artificial Intelligence
- Room: E220-F
- Session Number: 1833
Tuesday, August 30, 2022: 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
The most forward-thinking organizations are making strategic investments in artificial intelligence (AI), especially machine learning, using location data as the connective thread to automate processes, improve predictive modeling, and gain operational efficiency. Public works organizations already use a geographic information system (GIS) to uncover hidden patterns, gain crucial insights, and provide the best government services for citizens. Now, the benefits of GIS can be accelerated with artificial intelligence and machine learning. This session will provide an overview of GeoAI and show examples of how public works agencies are using it to optimize snow and ice management, automate data collection, prioritize maintenance of infrastructure, identify areas of blight or homelessness, and allocate resources based on the greatest need.
After this session, participants will be able to:
• Educate APWA members on emerging technology and how to apply it.
• Introduce industry leaders and subject-matter experts who can provide transferable techniques.
• Provide meaningful strategies that can be deployed within their organizations.