Cities of the future reports on British Railways investing quite heavily in sensors and other forms of data collection, and AI machine learning to monitor, predict and (preemptively) respond to any potential mishaps on the tracks.
Although by no means a new observation – in fact fairly obvious by now – i nonetheless find it interesting to learn about these kinds of hybrid infrastructural practices where the worlds of atoms and bits collide (dixit William Mitchell).
UK Railroads Invest in Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
The oldest rail network in the world, with over 32,000 km. of track, is investing in artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline maintenance and deal with weather-related challenges.