Artificial intelligence and machine learning might seem strange partners to waste collection, recycling and management. But as we’ll see, AI for waste is a growing sector. There are companies setting up smart bins, smart dumps and smart cities, aimed at cutting the amount of trash we actually throw away and improving our currently abysmal recycling rates.
The Role of Big Data in the Waste Industry
The concept of big data has developed concern in some corners due to negative press over a range of issues, including potential data breaches, the misuse of information by collectors of data and overall privacy issues. This has resulted in a reluctance of many customers to provide valuable information to companies and/or public sector entities.