A LOOK AT AI COMPUTER VISION'S CURRENT & FUTURE IMPACTS WITHIN THE TRENCHLESS SPACE
Over the last few years, many in the trenchless industry have taken note of the emergence of Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) computer vision tools for automatic identification of conditions in sewer inspection videos, and how this technology continues to be implemented on projects throughout North America. These AI tools and methods, also known as Automated Defect Recognition (ADR), have proven to be effective in reducing field inspection costs, accelerating workflows for data collection and analysis, and, importantly, contributing to an elevation in the quality, accuracy, and consistency of condition assessment data.
According to Billy Gilmartin, SewerAI’s Cofounder, “We believe that with the right software tools we can help our customers simplify the hardware used in the field, saving them a ton of time and money. Furthermore, we reduce the stress experienced by operators by making their jobs easier to perform, so they can focus on what’s most important; which is safety.”