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Shape the Change: PANORAMO users are becoming teachers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sewer inspection (SI) – The IBAK innovation study has reached the learning phase. Join in and teach the AI software of tomorrow with your PANORAMO data.

What is the study about?
If mobile phones can recognise faces, then the software of a sewer inspection camera can also be taught to identify defects. This is what the IBAK innovation study 'Assisted Defects Analysis' is all about.

How do you become a teacher?
To teach the AI software, the PANORAMO supplies the best possible image data because this provides complete 100% coverage of the inner surface of the pipe. Inspection data has already been scanned for more than 15 years with the 360° camera technology. We need this comprehensive learning matter to train the AI software. Be a part of the innovation study and


    upload your PANORAMO films here with the condition data (all formats).


All locations and personal information will be deleted from the uploaded films. The upload processes cannot be traced back to you, so the data you provide will be anonymous. If you want to follow the progress of the project, please send an email containing the words 'AI for SI' to: We will be very pleased to keep you up to date on how the project is advancing. Thank you for assisting us with the innovation study.

Why must the AI software be trained?
Instead of AI, machine learning would be a more apt name because computers are not going to miraculously get intelligent all of a sudden. As input for an AI-based sewer inspection software, countless images and the corresponding defect codes are required. On the basis of this information, the software learns what pipe connections, cracks, intruding roots and other defects look like. When the AI software is shown a new film, it can analyse this according to the pattern learned.

What additional benefit is there for PANORAMO users?

The aim of the project is to reduce the workload on the sewer inspector during the inspection data scan by enabling standard occurrences to be identified automatically. Assistance with routine assessments allows the inspector to perform defects analyses more purposefully. For his work, this provides enormous time-saving and at the same time results of very high quality.