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Fighting wildfires with artificial intelligence

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

As our climate changes and forest fires increase in number and intensity, what does our future with forest fires look like?

British Columbia experienced a state of emergency this summer when wildfires burned across the province, destroying more area than in any other season on record. The fire currently raging in California has become the deadliest wildfire in the state's modern history.

With climate scientists predicting warmer, drier weather in many regions across Canada, finding solutions to combat the devastation of forest fires has never been more pressing.

For Mark Crowley, the answer lies in the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for prediction, modelling and decision making in tackling the challenging problems created by wildfires.

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