Engineering startup uses AI to keep pipes watertight

NADINE CRANENBURGH | March 27, 2019

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Two engineering graduates have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) solution to find cracks and leaks in pipes more quickly and accurately - saving time, money and precious water resources. Civil engineer Amanda Siqueira and mechatronic engineer Michelle Aguilar co-founded tech startup VAPAR a year ago, and are now working with two local councils in Sydney to trial an AI solution that could revolutionise the maintenance of water and sewage pipes.

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