Artificial intelligence is a technology capable of mimicking cognitive functions that we associate with other human minds. It obtains and processes information in real-time, takes decisions and learns based on analyzed data.
It is a flexible, rational agent that perceives its environment and carries out actions that optimize its chances of success in given task or objective.
A study conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers evaluated which sectors were most likely to be impacted by progressive automation, water management topped the list with a percentage above 60.
In the United States, a company named HiBot has designed robots capable of working under extreme conditions such as those in pipeline inspection, this work is carried out taking factors such as the state of the water network and soil dynamics into account. The robot enters pipes and analyzes their state of repair. It is foreseen that this technology will be able to prevent fractures by 80-90%.
Just two months ago, the Polytechnical University of Madrid published on their creation of robot fish to monitor the water quality of fish farms so as to detect possible quality anomalies as early as possible.
- Poole, David. Computational Intelligence: A Logical Approach. Nueva York: Oxford University Press. 2018.
- Duran X. Artificial intelligence in water management. Spain Blog iAgua. 2017
- SINC Agency. A new model based on artificial intelligence permits water savings in irrigation. iAgua Blog. 2018.