A new program, called Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System launched September 1. The system uses a fixed-wing aircraft that can see through smoke using using infrared and radar sensors.
The new tool strives to map and predict fires in real time in order to protect residents and aid first-responders working in the field.
The UCSD Supercomputer will forecast where the fire direction is predicted to go and identify for fire leadership the risks and hazards for firefighters and communities.
Firefighters in Los Angeles County are looking to supercomputers to help swiftly predict which way fires will move.
Summer is coming, which means that California is bracing for the annual overlap of wildfire seasons, much too soon after the most expensive and destructive wildfire year on record. There are new cyber-infrastructure systems, such as WIFIRE from the University of California San Diego, which was designed to predict a wildfire’s path in real time.
Putting a wildfire out quickly is great, preventing one from starting in the first place is even better. How to do that was a hot topic at the Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit Wednesday at Sacramento State. It turns out, the future of firefighting includes a whole lot of artificial intelligence.