Artificial Intelligence in The Rail Industry
Date & Time
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yousef Kimiagar, P.Eng.

The winds of change are sweeping across all industries. At the heart of innovations and emerging
technologies sit Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Image Processing, Natural Language
Processing, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, etc. These technologies that are shaping the future of

In this presentation, I will take a closer look into technical aspects of AI, ML, NN, DML, NLP,
and Data Science to review the following as potential opportunities to enhance the rail industry:

  • Enhance the system performance by digitalization and implementation of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Implement dynamic and time sensitive fare systems
  • Increase system safety and security
  • Optimize the system design by taking advantage of AI-assisted modeling and simulation
  • Perform condition-based asset management and predictive maintenance
  • Maximize the traction power consumption efficiency
  • Maximize the utilization of the regenerated power
  • Integrate different modes of transportation for an enhanced mobility service
  • Increase the system reliability
  • Adopt data science in managing big data