An AI algorithm, to predict, wildfires six months in advance (2/10)

While the number of instances of wildfire globally are not increasing, the area devastated due to such fires is increasing day by day.

“Once the fire gets to be a crown fire and it’s two football fields or larger, it’s nearly impossible to put it out until the weather changes. “You’re spitting on a campfire.”

For giant insurance companies, it makes sense to predict the occurrence of wildfires, but the sheer number of factors influencing wildfires makes it very hard. 

Artificial Intelligence could be just the right technology to make out correlations from wide variety of data points and sources to point out the future occurrence of these devastating incidences.

An Artificial Intelligence Program has been developed in collaboration with scientists and engineers at MIT Massachusetts which could predict wildfire, up to six months in advance.