From concept to delivery in 3 months
Winner of the 'Best Public Sector Project' at the 5th National Technology Awards in October 2021, and voted by the public as a top 3 finalist at the DigiLeaders 100 'AI Innovation of the year' 2020, the proof of concept began for Swindon Borough Council with a conversation about whether proactive identification could address every day issues such as potholes, graffiti and flytipping?
Swindon Borough Council’s Emerging Technology team are using AI to design better public services centred around citizens. The council developed a ground-breaking Proof of Concept that uses object detection and machine learning to enable streamlined and channel-agnostic reporting of street issues, combined with advanced data visualisation to predict issues and expedite fulfilment.
Here is an example of the some of the work Swindon’s emerging tech team are working on
This real-time pothole detection, that can be fixed upon any of the councils vehicles e.g. refuse collection lorries, and collects the data simultaneously. This technology can also be used to identify and prioritise graffiti removal as well as locating fly tipping.
See why Swindon Borough Council have been recognised for their contribution to improving public services for their residents using emerging technologies and AI.
Part 1 - From concept to delivery in 3 months
Part 2 - Setting up the partnership : an effective co-production between partners and within Swindon Borough Council
Part 3 - Proof of concept – solution architecture & data touchpoints
Part 4 - Proof of concept – deployment, measurement and commitment to share