An Abbreviated History and Overview of AI with Example Applications to Hydrology
Dr. Emery Coppola Jr., President NOAH LLC
A short historical overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), how it came into existence, and its evolution from its inception to today, will be presented. This includes the seminal "Turing Machine", the original two AI schools of thought, the so-called AI winter, its rebirth in 1986, and recent renaissance with Deep Learning. This will be followed by two illustrative hydrological examples. reality at a commercial scale. The presentation will be concluded with thoughts regarding present-day applications and requirements for AI in water management.
Emery Coppola graduated with his Doctorate from the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology in 2000. His area of research focused on the application of artificial neural networks to hydrology, and he co-developed a patented AI water management system. Dr. Emery has consulted on the use of AI for water management in the U.S., Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Along with two former U of Arizona professors, he co-founded NOAH, which specializes in AI applications to water management, and is a member of the University of Arizona Tech Parks.