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Google can use AI to predict floods up to seven days in advance

Google can use AI to predict floods up to seven days in advance

March 20, 2024 – 10:32 pm

With the help of artificial intelligence, Google accurately predicted when and where the flood would occur up to seven days in advance, the report said. Engadget.

Google has developed machine learning models that take into account the location of river gauges, terrain, and many other data. The company then created local maps and ran hundreds of thousands of simulations at each location.

Although the company was able to predict some floods seven days in advance, on average it was able to predict the onset of the disaster five days in advance. The level of forecasting has also improved significantly in more backward regions, for example in some parts of Africa and Asia.

With the help of artificial intelligence, the company was able to predict the occurrence of floods for a total of 460 million people in 80 countries. The company has made these forecasts available on Google Search, Google Maps, and through Android notifications.

Google continues to work on being able to predict the most common natural disasters faster and more accurately. Floods affect approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide, or about 19 percent of the world's population. Floods require huge financial sacrifices, and cause global economic damage amounting to about $50 billion annually. Early warning systems can contribute significantly to mitigating physical damage and reducing the number of deaths resulting from a disaster.

The full study was published on Wednesday In the journal Natureand a Google blog post By clicking here Can be read.

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