Google to implement Artificial intelligence for predicting the weather forecast and reporting to people in flood prone areas.
The tech giant as part of global Google Public Alerts program to closely work with Central Water Commission of India. At present the features available only for limited region. Previously the company has made weather forecasts on its apps like maps and search.
Both the organization to share the technical aspects to work on predicting. The commission declared the collaboration a “milestone in flood management and mitigating the flood losses.”
But, Google with its implementing models facing incredible challenges of filtering the complex data of past and present natural calamities. With artificial intelligence and predicting the future by machine learning. Even other companies like Microsoft and IBM have implemented their own developed models and started trails.
In blog “A variety of elements from historical events, to river level readings. To the terrain and elevation of a specific area feed into our models,” writes Yossi Matias VP. “With this information we’ve created river flood forecasting models that can more accurately predict not only when and where a flood might occur. But the severity of the event as well.”
How google implementing AI in weather forecasts?
Google is training its AI model with the data of past calamity events as well as river level readings, the terrain, and elevation of a specific area. It creates a map and runs multiple simulations to create a forecasting model. Accurately predict the location, timing, and severity of a possible flood event.
Flood and earth quake alerting systems from google established earlier with support of governments in many regions like US, Canada, Japan, and Brazil. During calamities, google claimed that it delivered tens of thousands of public alerts viewed more than 1.5 billion times with an emergency alert feature to indicate higher rate of threats.