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7-8 Feb 2022

Miami Convention Center

FOX Weather: The future of wildfire detection is here: Artificial Intelligence

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During the Natural Disasters Expo that occurred this month Fox Weather had a chance to speak with industry professionals aiding in the wildfire detection effort. FireScout is using AI and machine learning to detect wildfires and inclement weather earlier with each instance. Using this technology allows first responders to be able to assess potentially dangerous situations from a safe space preventing possible injury and harm.

FireScout technology analyzes camera images and can identify a wildfire with 99% accuracy within minutes, said Bow Rogers, President of FireScout, "And the simple logic is the faster you get there, the faster you can put it out and not let it become a disaster."Cameras identify smoke during the day and infra-red sensors identify flames in the dark. The system then sends a location and image to first responders within a minute.The company developed the program and trained it with over 10 million real wildfire images dating back to 2013, provided by Foxweather.com.

Fox Weather covered the two-day expo in Miami Beach, Florida, that highlighted disaster mitigation and preparedness. Thousands of people were in attendance to see the latest in inclement weather and catastrophe solutions and services.

Be on the lookout for more information about the next Natural Disasters Expo in Anaheim, CA this year!