AI Opportunities and Impacts for Utility Construction Firms in Water

9 Apr 2024  |  Episode #92  |  with Eric Bindler

While artificial intelligence (AI) has indeed become a prevalent buzzword in many regards, capturing headlines over the past 12 to 18 months, its potential impact remains significant. There are real applications and impacts that are unfolding for AI, including those in the water and wastewater sectors. In the U.S. utility construction sector—which is facing chronic labor shortages amid historic levels of federal infrastructure investment—AI can serve as a powerful tool for increasing productivity, efficiency, and safety on worksites and in back offices alike.

In this episode, Reese Tisdale speaks with Bluefield’s Senior Research Director Eric Bindler who recently presented on AI to to the National Utility of Contractors Association (NUCA). Eric answers 3 major questions:

  1. What is AI and its implications for the construction industry?
  2. What is AI’s potential impact on jobs?
  3. What are the applications and who are some companies active in the AI space?

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