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