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Should we trust AI to predict natural disasters?

By Dan Stillman

04 Jul 2023 · 9 min read

informed Summary

  1. Artificial Intelligence is increasingly being used in weather forecasting, with AI models proving faster, cheaper and potentially more accurate than traditional methods.

Count weather forecasting among the numerous industries AI has the potential to transform.

Artificial intelligence is already helping improve forecasts of hurricane tracks, tornado potential, flood risk and other weather threats, but meteorologists are still wrestling with how to fully integrate AI models into daily forecasting and how much to trust the new predictions.

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