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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

AI, GPS Technology Could Save Lives in Wildfires, Floods, Disaster

 Watching Hurricane activity in South Florida, getting further appreciation of linking many camera and sensor resources to make disaster, supply chain decisions. 

AI, GPS Technology Could Save Lives in Wildfires, Floods, Disaster

The Wall Street Journal

Jim Carlton, August 30, 2022

Artificial intelligence and global positioning system (GPS) technology could help save lives in wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters by getting emergency alerts out faster. Last month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completed a proof-of-concept test on a satellite-based alert sent to automobiles' GPS navigation systems. Meanwhile, Pascal Schuback from the nonprofit Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup said he has been working with companies and organizations on a service for Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant to process emergency alerts. Schuback envisions a scenario in which Alexa could instruct a garage to open and a self-driving car to back out following an imminent tremor alert. Recent applications designed to help people keep in touch on disaster alerts include the Federal Emergency Management Agency app, which transmits real-time emergency alerts from the National Weather Service and California fire monitor Watch Duty. ... 

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