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Tech versus Bushfires

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Stretched by longer, deadlier fire seasons, officials are using artificial intelligence to more closely track blazes and more judiciously steer resources. Agencies battling wildfires in California are turning to artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict the spread of blazes and help guide the response of firefighting crews.

The AI-based tools are helping officials monitor fires, evacuate threatened areas and send often-stretched resources to places they will do most good.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-firefighters-tap-ai-for-an-edge-in-battling-wildfires-11601544600?

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By Lynn Wood

9 October 2020

 
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