Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the broadly defined term for a variety of emerging technological advancements related to machine learning and automation. In recent years, the many forms of developing artificial intelligence have been used to assist the public sector in overcoming many creative challenges. One of these creative uses for AI is in the analysis of seismic data to predict when and where large earthquakes may occur.
This new article from SciTechDaily describes how one form of artificial intelligence that was originally used to analyze sound waves is being adapted to detect algorithms in seismic wave patterns that could signal the approach of an earthquake. The artificial intelligence has become increasingly accurate and powerful over time, introducing the possibility of minimizing earthquake damage through prior knowledge of when and where the quake will occur.
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