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AI can help make sewers the first defence to floods in the UK

13 May 2019, Conversation Media Group, the

AI can use data to help make decisions about how water should flow in and around human settlements, to avoid the worst effects of flooding. A new system, CENTAUR, uses AI to manage the flow of water in cities. The system works by installing “gates” in the sewer network that can control the flow of water from one part of the sewer network to another.


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