Google announces the first flood warning system in Brazil based on AI and Machine Learning

Google, in partnership with the Geological Survey of Brazil (SGB-CPRM), has introduced the first flood alert system based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to function in Brazil.

The mission joins the different options of the Google warning system towards environmental disasters, reminiscent of the Alerts SOS and public notices.

Unveiled throughout the Understanding Risk Forum, organized by the Banco Mundial, in Florianópolis, the new know-how, which is already out there in different international locations, reminiscent of India and Bangladesh, will now even be out there in Colombia, Sri Lanka and additionally in 15 African international locations, together with Chad, Nigeria, Republic of Congo and South Africa.

The system created by Google makes use of the mixture of a number of metrics, reminiscent of water ranges in rivers, meteorological indicators and satellite tv for pc photos, in addition to utilizing computational energy and expertise in Machine Learning to develop automated flood forecasting and warning methods on a world scale.

In Brazil, the system shall be applied in two levels, in partnership with SGB-CPRM, an company linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). The first will subject real-time riverside flood alerts to greater than 60 areas throughout Brazil – displaying the place floods are occurring in actual time. The second step takes place in the use of flood forecasts generated by the SGB-CPRM hydrology group and by the Google methods in chosen areas of Brazil.
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