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Xcel Energy uses AI to identify wildfire

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November 7, 2023

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.

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AI, Robots and Satellite Sensors Are Helping in the Fight Against Wildfires

Coco Liu
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September 25, 2023

Firefighters are being stretched to their limits as climate change makes blazes worse, but a new wave of technology could provide some relief.

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How Better Tech Could Save Lives in a World of Bigger, Faster, More Devastating Fires

Christopher Mims
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September 2, 2023

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.

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Wildfire startup puts AI-powered eyes in the forest to watch for new blazes and provide rapid alerts

Lisa Stiffler
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August 9, 2023

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.

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Carbondale firefighters latest to sign on to AI cameras for early fire detection

Josie Taris
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August 8, 2023

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.

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Wildfires are out of control. Computer Vision can stop them.

Garry Tan
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August 2, 2023

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.

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AI wildfire detectors, controlled burn robots: Inside the future of firetech and the VC making it happen

Adele Peters
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July 24, 2023

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.

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Ultra high-def cameras help fight Oregon wildfires

Fox 14 Oregon
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July 18, 2023

New high-definition cameras are helping to keep Oregon families safe.

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The Big Deal: Climate change brings T-Mobile and Salesforce to fire alert technology

Robert Lavine
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July 14, 2023

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.

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Startup Pano AI raises more funds to spot wildfires

Sara Bloomberg
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July 11, 2023

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.

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T-Mobile backs Pano AI to detect wildfires using its 5G network

Roodgally Senatus
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July 7, 2023

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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Pano AI Chooses T-Mobile for Business for 5G Solutions

T-Mobile
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July 5, 2023

TV Advertisement: Pano AI Chooses T-Mobile for Business for 5G Solutions

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AI Stations to Search for Early-Stage Wildfires in Washington

Jim McKay
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May 4, 2023

Washington's Department of Natural Resources will deploy 21 “stations” to monitor for smoke and heat in a two-year pilot.

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Portland General Electric Deploys AI, Advanced Tech to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Dan Nuñez
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April 11, 2023

The Pacific Northwest utility is advancing its wildfire mitigation plan by hardening the grid and enhancing situational awareness with detection systems.

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Artificial intelligence gaining clout as first line of wildfire defense for Colorado mountain towns

Conrad Swanson
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March 23, 2023

Climate change is transforming Colorado’s wildfire season into a year-round danger.

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Fire district leveraging AI to fight wildfires

Ashley Bunton
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March 22, 2023

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

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New fire lookouts will be manned by artificial intelligence, and more

Samantha Wohlfeil
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March 16, 2023

While manned fire watchtowers are mostly a thing of the past, computers could soon fill in to help firefighters spot fires and respond faster.

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WA state agency inks deal with AI company to help spot wildfires

Doug Nadvornick
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March 13, 2023

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.

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Are firetech startups the future of fighting wildfires?

Quartz Staff
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March 10, 2023

New funding has created a startup culture dedicated to curbing megafires.

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New AI technology helps firefighters spot wildfires as they happen

Brontë Sorotsky
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March 10, 2023

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.

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Washington to combat wildfire threats with artificial intelligence technology

Brianda Perez
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March 10, 2023

The new pilot program will enable early detection and monitoring to provide better data on wildfires as they emerge.

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Artificial Intelligence set to fight wildfires in Washington

Adam Schwager
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March 10, 2023

On Friday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources unveiled a new partnership with Pano AI to aid in their wildfire fighting efforts.

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T-Mobile US Enables Advanced Wildfire Detection with 5G, Takes Home Innovation Award

Associated Press
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February 28, 2023

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.

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Artificial Intelligence could be used for wildfire detection

FOX Weather
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January 31, 2023

CEO of Pano AI, Sonia Kastner, joins FOX Weather to discuss how her company uses artificial intelligence technology to predict and prevent fires.

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CO bill that suggests using artificial intelligence to help detect wildfires moves forward in Legislature

Fox News Channel
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January 27, 2023

Colorado lawmakers unanimously approved the bill which could create a $2M AI pilot program

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AI could be used to detect wildfires in Colorado

Jennifer Meckles
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January 26, 2023

Cameras would be mounted on mountaintops in high risk locations. The images would be analyzed with the hope of detecting a fire early.

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Colorado wants to use A.I. to fight wildfires before they blaze out of control

Fortune
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January 26, 2023

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.

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AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

Jesse Bedayn
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January 26, 2023

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.

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New bushfire detection system implemented

Sky News
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December 9, 2022

The arrival of the artificial intelligence technology has come as summer heatwaves have already started.

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Satellites and panoramic cameras being used to fight fires in Australia

7 News
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December 8, 2022

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.

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Noosa first to trial early fire detection

Noosa Today
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December 2, 2022

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.

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Tech startup fighting bushfires in Riverina with the help of AI

Andrew Mangelsdorf
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November 30, 2022

As summer approaches, and with it the increased threat of fires, one innovative tech start-up is fighting bushfires in an unconventional way.

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Getting Ahead of Fire Risk

Mira Brody
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November 29, 2022

Risk Strategies supports local AI technology to catch disaster before it strikes

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Can we end megafires? These companies are trying to

Adele Peters
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October 7, 2022

A surge of new work is aimed at avoiding extreme, record-breaking fires that keep increasing in Western states.

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What Climate Adaptation Technology Looks Like

Heather Clancy
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September 28, 2022

Pano AI is one example of climate tech startups emerging to tackle conditions, such as wildfires, exacerbated by climate change.

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Wildfire technology touted as critical tool in a warming world

Scott Condon
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September 22, 2022

Cameras installed on Aspen Mountain as part of Pano AI’s wildfire detection network

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T-Mobile 5G Is Linking Wildfire-Detecting AI Cameras to Put Out Fires Faster

David Lumb
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September 21, 2022

The startup Pano AI uses 5G to send high-resolution video from camera networks in the remote wilderness to fire departments.

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Boulder County unveiling new technology to detect wildfires

Denver 7 - The Denver Channel
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September 20, 2022

Pano AI announces partnership with Boulder County

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Initialized Capital Backs Wildfire Detection Startup

Bloomberg TV
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September 20, 2022

Initialized Capital Partner Kim-Mai Cutler joins Emily Chang to discuss the firm's latest Series A $20 million round into Pano AI

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Pano has a burning desire to apply AI smarts to wildfire detection

Haje Jan Kamps
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September 19, 2022

Pano AI raises $20M in series A funding, led by Initialized Capital

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Pano AI Secures Record-Breaking Investment to Help Fire Agencies Stop Catastrophic Wildfires

Pano AI
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September 19, 2022

Pano AI has raised $20M in a Series A funding led by Initialized Capital.

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GalCo Sheriff’s Office trains for wildfire in Big Sky

Gabrielle Gasser
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August 9, 2022

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

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Tech Companies Want More Eyes in the Sky for Wildfire Season

Mark Bergen
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June 24, 2022

As US fires have become more frequent and devastating, a cottage industry in fire detection technology has emerged.

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Oregon utilities crunch big data, tap artificial intelligence to reduce wildfire risks

Ted Sickinger
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June 22, 2022

PGE is installing a network of 22 ultra-high-resolution Pano AI cameras that capture a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape.

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Pano AI’s Early Bushfire Detection Technology Gives Southern Cross Forests More Tools to Prevent Bushfires in New South Wales

Pano AI
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March 8, 2022

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

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Pano Featured on Fox Business News

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December 27, 2021

Fox Business News travels to Pano's San Francisco headquarters and interviews CEO Sonia Kastner.

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AI Advances Could Help Fight Wildfires Faster

Sascha Brodsky
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December 17, 2021

A recent study found artificial intelligence could predict lightning strikes and protect people from wildfires.

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S.F. startup uses AI to detect wildfires before they become catastrophic

Gregory Thomas
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December 2, 2021

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.

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Aspen testing program that uses artificial intelligence to detect wildfire smoke

9news.com
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November 30, 2021

Aspen Fire partnered with a California-based company for a pilot program training cameras with artificial intelligence to better detect smoke.

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Wildfire detection tech firm launches pilots in Napa, Sonoma, Lake counties

Susan Wood
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November 15, 2021

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.

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Pano AI is creating a modern-day solution to detect and douse wildfires before they grow

Kevin Truong
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November 1, 2021

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.

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PG&E, Portland General Complete Pilots with AI-Based Wildfire Detection System

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October 29, 2021

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

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Big Sky, Big Data: Mont. Area Pilots AI for Wildfire Defense

Julia Edinger
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October 19, 2021

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.

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Smoke-detecting AI camera installed on Lone Mountain

Bella Butler
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September 29, 2021

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.

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Colorado Fire District Pilots AI Tech for Wildfire Detection

Julia Edinger
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July 23, 2021

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.

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Firefighting Agencies Enlist AI to Spot Wildfires

John McCormick
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June 25, 2021

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.

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These Are The Startups Applying AI To Tackle Climate Change

Rob Toews
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June 20, 2021

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.

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Aspen Fire Protection District pilots new fire detection tool

Staff Report
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May 24, 2021

Strategically placed cameras, artificial intelligence help spot wildfires

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