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USC co-leading AI project to stop massive wildfires - Spectrum News 1

What You Need To Know

  • AI researchers at USC and UC San Diego have developed a tool to optimize prescribed burns

  • It considers several factors including weather, wind speed, and type of terrain to simulate how a controlled burn will progress and where the smoke will go

  • Researchers say this will allow land managers and burn bosses to implement more controlled burns and clear out brush to prevent massive wildfires

  • They are also working closely with land managers, burn bosses, and fire officials to test the tool and get their input so that it can be refined

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