GOVERNMENTS may soon be able to use artificial intelligence (AI) to easily and cheaply detect problems with roads, bridges and buildings.
A new AI software system developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo automatically analyses photographs taken by vehicle-mounted cameras to flag potholes, cracks and other defects.
“If governments have that information, they can better plan when to repair a particular road and do it at a lower cost,” said John Zelek, an engineering professor at Waterloo.
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