Saving the St. Lawrence? There’s an app for that

MONTREAL — Can artificial intelligence be used to help predict water quality? Could an app for fishermen help signal the presence of invasive species? Technology, and how it can help save one of North America’s most threatened waterways, was a focal point of a two-day Montreal summit focused on the St. Lawrence River. The event included a contest for teams to develop innovative solutions to water management. The winning entry, announced Friday, was a Quebec-based team that developed a statistical computer model that uses a combination of open data and artificial intelligence to predict whether the river’s waters would be safe for swimmers. Team leader Emile Sylvestre said the platform takes in information provided by cities and Environment Canada — such as rainfall, overflows and ocean currents — and uses…

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