Online course on Artificial Intelligence in Public Transport


  
  
 
 
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04/08/2020
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20/08/2020
  • includes 7 online sessions

About: 

This online course builds on a year-long research project on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Mass Public Transport conducted at the UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence in Singapore. More than 100 experts from authorities, operators, industry providers and academics contributed to the research in providing insights on the future of AI in public transport and helping define key building blocks for the sector to successfully embark in their AI journey. The extensive knowledge collated during the research together with experience from early AI adopters in public transport and beyond will be shared during the online training. The course also includes a special session on the New perspectives and developments with the Covid-19 crisis.

Here's what you will learn

The aim is to teach and discuss the possible applications of AI in public transport. Trainers and guest speakers will address the topic with a reduced coverage of the technical know-how.

  • Understand and discuss the concept of AI and Machine Learning
  • Broaden your knowledge and perspective on possible applications of artificial intelligence in public transport by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Learn about the possible opportunities for making public transport modes more efficient and customer oriented with artificial intelligence applications
  • Understand the impact of new technology and how organisations can leverage on the opportunity
  • Learn from best practices from around the world: showcases from local operators, authorities and the industry
  • Learn about approaches, challenges and possible causes of failures in implementing AI projects in the public transport industry

Who is it for?

  • Public transport managers and engineers in operation, strategy, planning, maintenance and IT/innovation departments
  • Data scientists/analysts, modellers seeking to have a better understanding of public transport market needs
  • Staff from strategic management
  • AI companies’ employees with particular interest in public transport market
  • Staff from public transport operators or authorities responsible for the planning, implementation & running of AI and automation related services
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide

Why choose an online course?

  • Interact with public transport professionals from across the world
  • Be time efficient, with 7 sessions over a 2 week timespan   
  • Flexibility to join the sessions from any location in the world, at work or at home 

A top level methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main aspects of artificial intelligence from successful best practices
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate in a workshop allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

Inspiring Trainers

Our skilful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of artificial intelligence in public transport.

  • Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong
  • Maximilian Kaiser, International Expert for Intermodal Solutions, Siemens Mobility GmbH, München, Germany
  • Xavier Arrufat, Founder and CEO, Awaait Artificial Intelligence, S.L., Barcelona, Spain
  • Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Stéphanie Priou, Managing Director, Ubiquity Consulting, Spain

 

Speakers: 

Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong
Maximilian Kaiser, International Expert for Intermodal Solutions, Siemens Mobility GmbH, München, Germany
Xavier Arrufat, Founder and CEO, Awaait Artificial Intelligence, S.L., Barcelona, Spain
Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe, Lucerne, Switzerland

Stéphanie Priou, Managing Director, Ubiquity Consulting, Spain

 

Programme: 

WEEK 1

Tuesday 4 August - Session 1: Introduction session

  • Welcome & introduction to the course
  • Getting to know each other
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Machine Learning
    • Three disruptions driving the fourth industrial revolution
    • Communication technologies, sensors and IoT
    • Big Data and its role in AI
    • Different definitions of AI
    • Types of AI
    • AI in daily life
    • AI in public transport and in other sectors
    • Growing interest of AI in government policies
    • Evolution of Smartcities and “All Things Connected”

Thursday 6 August - Session 2: AI in Customer Service

  • How is AI transforming the general landscape of customer service?
  • How are public transport organisations using AI in customer service?
  • How to build a sustainable business model and business case in investing AI in customer service function?
  • How AI is revolutionalising journey planning and call centres?
  • What is the role of AI in New Mobility and Combined Mobility services?

 

WEEK 2

Monday 10 August - Sessions 3: AI in Operational Efficiency, Maintenance and Asset Management

How can AI be applied in critical decision making for operational challenges?

  • Creating digital twins of public transport systems
  • Managing public transport assets spread over a large geographical expanse efficiently in real-time
  • Predictive maintenance of digital assets to reduce downtime and improve safety
  • Improving the behavioural response of operators by using AI applications
  • Crowd management and incident management
  • Dynamic scheduling and rostering

Wednesday 12 August - Session 4: AI in Safety and Security Management

  • Public security threats faced by public transport industry
  • Public transport’s role in improving public safety of cities and regions
  • Tools that are empowering the use of AI in security & safety management (sensors, video analytics)
  • Predictive intervention for reducing human errors and creating safer systems
  • Concerns on privacy and protection of personal data
  • Facial recognition as a means of new digital identity
  • Cybersecurity

AI for tackling fare evasion in real-time

Thursday 13 August - Session 5 : AI applications for autonomous vehicles

  • Autonomous vehicle may be biggest disruptor of transport industry
  • Trials and trbulations around the world
  • Enabling technologies and sensors
  • Rethinking vehicle designs
  • Impact on traffic regulations and laws

WEEK 3

Monday 17 August - Session 6: New perspectives and developments with the Covid-19 crisis

Wednesday 19 August - Session 7 – Panel discussion, workshop and course conclusions  

  • Panel discussion with trainer and guest speakers
  • AI applications during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Workshop Conclusions 

Registration: 

Registration fees 

The price includes 7 online sessions.

  Until 24/07/2020 After 24/07/2020
UITP Members 235€ 320€
Non-UITP Members 315€ 440€

These registration fees seen above include a special discount up to 20% off the normal price for the period of May-July 2020.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

Sunita Kelecom, Officer, UITP Academy, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

How does it work?

  • 7 interactive online sessions with presentations by trainers, discussions with the audience and break-out sessions for the workshop
  • Each session lasts 60 to 100 minutes max
  • 1 online workshop
  • Group size: up to 35 participants 
  • Online training Tool used: gototraining
  • Accessible from any location and devices worldwide
  • An online group is created on the Slack.com platform to pursue discussions during and after the training

What material do I receive?

  • Presentations & workshop document are made available to participants
  • Recording is not provided

When?

All sessions take place at 10am CEST (Central European Summer Time, local time in Brussels) at the dates below:

Week 1

  • Tuesday 4 August - Session 1: Introduction session
  • Thursday 6 August - Session 2: AI in Customer Service

Week 2

  • Monday 10 August - Sessions 3: AI in Operational Efficiency, Maintenance and Asset Management
  • ​Wednesday 12 August - Session 4: AI in Safety and Security Management
  • Thursday 13 August - Session 5 : AI applications for autonomous vehicles

Week 3

  • Monday 17 August - Session 6: New perspectives and developments with the Covid-19 crisis
  • ​Wednesday 19 August - Session 7 – Panel discussion, workshop and course conclusions  

Speakers: 

Alok Jain, Managing Director, Trans-Consult Asia, Hong Kong
Maximilian Kaiser, International Expert for Intermodal Solutions, Siemens Mobility GmbH, München, Germany