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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Ferguson

20 | Artificial Ingelligence & Utility Vegetation Management

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) is revolutionizing the way we manage vegetation around power lines, and the benefits are nothing short of impressive. AI is capable of processing and analyzing vast amounts of data collected from advanced remote sensing technologies like drones, LiDAR, and satellites. This analysis helps to identify potential vegetation risks and prioritize areas that require immediate attention, allowing utility companies to proactively mitigate the risk of outages and fires. This episode explores this emerging technology, providing insights on the many ways it is transforming UVM and improving the overall safety and reliability of our power grids.

In this fascinating episode, Nick and Steve dive deep into the world of AI with ChatGPT, DALL-E, and MidJourney - accessible AI engines that are transforming industries. Listeners will gain valuable insights into a wide range of AI/UVM related topics, including the Turing Test, the potential of AI in UVM, and the threats and benefits of AI. The interview is full of surprises, with Nick and Steve challenging AI to create UVM artwork based purely on a few descriptive sentences in common English. The results are both stunning and eye-opening.

If you are interested in learning more about how AI is transforming UVM and society at large, this episode is a must-listen. It provides a unique opportunity to learn about a cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing the way we manage vegetation around power lines, making our power grids safer, and more reliable.

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