AI Predicting Wildfires - Mastodon

AI is everywhere but the practical applications have seemed far off

Not so for the BC Wildfire Service

Last year they started piloting machine learning to forecast fire growth and relied on it heavily

My exclusive look at how they’re using it, and its limits 👇

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Buying time: Inside the AI technology trained on B.C. wildfires

As frontline crews battled the worst wildfire season in B.C. history, a pilot project unfolded at a frantic pace at the BC Wildfire Service headquarters in Kamloops.