Demystify collection systems with machine learning

Oct. 31, 2023
Black & Veatch's Chris Ranck explains how machine learning can demystify collection systems to create more efficient designs and more reliable outcomes.

Engineers and utility executives often see machine learning as a mysterious entity that returns results they don't understand, but Chris Ranck from Black and Veatch says that perspective is backwards.

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  • Introduction | 0:00
  • Machine learning for collection systems | 0:35
  • Attitudes toward machine learning | 1:56
  • Combing through large datasets | 2:44
  • Exciting machine learning future in wastewater | 3:27

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor. 

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