How eyes in the sky can predict Australia-like fires
Environment Satellite Machine Learning

How eyes in the sky can predict Australia-like fires

Dr Rushanka Amrutkar
Dr Rushanka Amrutkar

Research around the Australian bushfires revealed that the conditions leading to these events are likely to re-occur in the future. Therefore the ability to predict fires is more important than ever. Satellite-based technology combined with AI can help limit the damage.

In 10 seconds? Machine learning algorithms using satellite-derived data can be used to predict wildfires with great accuracy. The tech allows providing near-real-time global alerts to reduce the devastation that we experienced during the recent Australian wildfires.

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