Xcel Energy announced a collaboration with Pano AI to protect local communities against rising wildfire threats. The platform will use a blend of state-of-the-art cameras, satellites, 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence to actively monitor for smoke and hot spots across Colorado.
Firefighters are being stretched to their limits as climate change makes blazes worse, but a new wave of technology could provide some relief.
We can already detect fires from space, soon after they start. Here’s why we don’t yet have a nationwide system for alerting us when they do—but could someday.
Pano AI’s system monitors the landscape around the clock, using AI-powered software to review the camera footage, and sending an alert if a fire is discovered and verified.
Fire departments in the region and the state are partnering with “smoke detectors in the sky” to boost early fire detection. Carbondale Rural Fire and Protection District will be the next in Colorado to add artificial intelligence to its fire mitigation toolbox.
Wildfires are a bigger problem than ever. We could avert billions of dollars in damage, but more importantly: save lives, homes and avert tragedy. We’re sitting down with Pano founder and CEO Sonia Kastner to find out how this works.
One of Clerico’s investments focuses squarely on the issue he’d witnessed firsthand: how to help pinpoint the location of a fire quickly. Pano AI mounts 360-degree cameras on towers to monitor landscapes, and then uses artificial intelligence to detect fires early, sometimes before a 911 call might have been made.
New high-definition cameras are helping to keep Oregon families safe.
The climate crisis is creating unexpected partnerships, with wildfire monitoring service Pano AI recruiting T-Mobile and Salesforce as backers this week, taking its series A funding to $37m.
A startup that uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to rapidly detect wildfires has raised another round of funding less than a year after announcing a $20 million Series A.
T-Mobile, through its sustainability-focused venture capital arm T-Mobile Ventures, has backed San Francisco-based Pano AI, which has built a wildfire detection device that uses cameras, satellite feeds and artificial intelligence to pinpoint where new wildfires are starting and alert firefighters and other first responders to stop them from spreading.
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Washington's Department of Natural Resources will deploy 21 “stations” to monitor for smoke and heat in a two-year pilot.
The Pacific Northwest utility is advancing its wildfire mitigation plan by hardening the grid and enhancing situational awareness with detection systems.
Climate change is transforming Colorado’s wildfire season into a year-round danger.
The Telluride Fire Protection District and San Miguel Power Association are partnering with Pano AI to place cameras at four different locations throughout the area as a solution for active wildfire detection
While manned fire watchtowers are mostly a thing of the past, computers could soon fill in to help firefighters spot fires and respond faster.
Washington state Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz announces the new partnership between her agency and Pano AI during a press conference at Spokane County Fire District 9.
New funding has created a startup culture dedicated to curbing megafires.
Wildfires are starting to pop up in Washington year-round, and thanks to a new AI tool, local firefighters will be able to respond to fires as soon as they start.
The new pilot program will enable early detection and monitoring to provide better data on wildfires as they emerge.
On Friday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources unveiled a new partnership with Pano AI to aid in their wildfire fighting efforts.
The award recognizes T-Mobile’s work with Pano AI, a disaster preparedness technology solutions provider, which uses its expansive 5G network to monitor, detect and aid in preventing wildfires in rural areas and help stop them from growing out of control.
CEO of Pano AI, Sonia Kastner, joins FOX Weather to discuss how her company uses artificial intelligence technology to predict and prevent fires.
Colorado lawmakers unanimously approved the bill which could create a $2M AI pilot program
Cameras would be mounted on mountaintops in high risk locations. The images would be analyzed with the hope of detecting a fire early.
A proposal that legislators will discuss in a hearing Thursday would create a $2 million pilot program to mount cameras on mountaintops in high-risk locations. An artificial intelligence program developed by a private company would analyze the images and sounds from cameras with 10-mile (about 16-kilometer) radiuses with the aim of detecting something that could signal the start of a blaze.
A Colorado Senate committee on Thursday unanimously voted to move forward a bill to create a $2 million pilot program that would station cameras on mountaintops, and use artificial intelligence to monitor the footage and help detect early signs of a wildfire. The bill will move to the state Senate Appropriations Committee next.
The arrival of the artificial intelligence technology has come as summer heatwaves have already started.
Artificial Intelligence is now being used to spot bushfires before they become a serious threat. The technology uses satellites and panoramic cameras to monitor remote bushland and hopefully save lives.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and ultra-high-definition cameras are being trialed in Noosa Council as part of the Firetech Connect Program, to demonstrate and test novel approaches to bushfire detection.
As summer approaches, and with it the increased threat of fires, one innovative tech start-up is fighting bushfires in an unconventional way.
Risk Strategies supports local AI technology to catch disaster before it strikes
A surge of new work is aimed at avoiding extreme, record-breaking fires that keep increasing in Western states.
Pano AI is one example of climate tech startups emerging to tackle conditions, such as wildfires, exacerbated by climate change.
Cameras installed on Aspen Mountain as part of Pano AI’s wildfire detection network
The startup Pano AI uses 5G to send high-resolution video from camera networks in the remote wilderness to fire departments.
Pano AI announces partnership with Boulder County
Initialized Capital Partner Kim-Mai Cutler joins Emily Chang to discuss the firm's latest Series A $20 million round into Pano AI
Pano AI raises $20M in series A funding, led by Initialized Capital
Pano AI has raised $20M in a Series A funding led by Initialized Capital.
Big Sky has excelled in recent years in implementing strong early detection and warning systems in the form of the Pano AI camera atop Lone Mountain
As US fires have become more frequent and devastating, a cottage industry in fire detection technology has emerged.
PGE is installing a network of 22 ultra-high-resolution Pano AI cameras that capture a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape.
Pano AI announced a pilot program that brings its AI-powered solution to detect and pinpoint bushfires in their early stages to Southern Cross Forests’ softwood forests in New South Wales
Fox Business News travels to Pano's San Francisco headquarters and interviews CEO Sonia Kastner.
A recent study found artificial intelligence could predict lightning strikes and protect people from wildfires.
As another brutal wildfire season winds down across the western United States, a San Francisco startup has devised a means of detecting blazes in remote landscapes within moments of ignition.
Aspen Fire partnered with a California-based company for a pilot program training cameras with artificial intelligence to better detect smoke.
Detecting an industry ablaze with potential and government funding, San Francisco-based Pano has launched a pilot program with mountaintop camera stations that started to spot wildfires in the North Bay late last year.
Pano AI is hard at work changing the way communities detect fire and reduce their spread using high-resolution cameras that are always on alert.
The pilot programs have demonstrated the power of ultra-high-definition imagery and artificial intelligence to detect fires, enhancing situational awareness to prevent potential devastation
The Big Sky Fire Department, located in the community of Big Sky, Mont., is testing out Pano's AI wildfire detection technology to help increase fire visibility and improve response efforts.
Under hazy skies on Monday afternoon, a new artificial intelligence camera perched atop Lone Mountain detected a plume of smoke rising from a drainage 13 miles away.
As Colorado wildfires continue to break records, the Aspen Fire Protection District is piloting Pano AI's artificial intelligence technology, paired with rotating cameras, to detect and locate them earlier.
In the U.S. West, where every oak tree and vineyard double as potential fuel for the next conflagration, authorities are in a race to spot and respond to potential fire outbreaks before it is too late.
Climate change is the most pressing threat that the human species faces today. Artificial intelligence is the most powerful tool that humanity has at its disposal in the twenty-first century.
Strategically placed cameras, artificial intelligence help spot wildfires