The industrial world is awash with data and new information from sensors, applications, equipment, and people. But the data is worthless if it is left untouched or not used to its full potential to gain insights and make better decisions. To make the most of big data, water and wastewater utility leaders should implement machine learning alongside the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and use 3D visualization to take advantage of the increased insight they can bring to the operation regarding performance and reliability.
Demystifying Machine Learning
We have all experienced some form of machine learning, from streaming movie recommendations, to banks that monitor spending patterns to detect fraudulent activity. Now, the industrial arena is moving quickly toward using a type of artificial intelligence to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things.
“As the velocity and variety of data becomes available through advancements in sensor technology to monitor just about anything, machine learning is being applied to efficiently manage increasingly large and
fast-moving data sets.”
- Higher business values:
The link between profits and business value means that the moment a corporation creates a new sustainable level of profit, the business value is adjusted accordingly.
- Lower staff turnover:
This, combined with the culture that must exist for innovation and creativity to flourish, means that new employees will be attracted to the organization.