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Algorithms Aim to Unclog the Skies

Jan 16, 2019 |

Researchers are churning out new algorithms initially designed to improve situational awareness in the sky while also helping pilots avoid dangerous weather and costly flight delays.

Knowing where you are on the clouds in relation to other aircraft is a fundamental flight safety requirement, and the stormy skies are not getting any less crowded. Read more…

Study Pours Cold Water on AI Driving Algorithms

Jan 2, 2019 |

A recent report emerging from the center of U.S. auto manufacturing rains on the AI parade with research results claiming autonomous vehicle algorithms fare poorly in bad weather.

The study by researchers at Michigan State University found that even light rain or drizzle can interfere with algorithms used in self-driving car cameras. Read more…

Weather Data Points to Massive ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hitting Eastern U.S.

Jan 3, 2018 |

Hurricane hunter airplanes today are flying into a building winter storm along the Eastern seaboard that meteorologists have dubbed a “bomb cyclone” due to a forecast for rapidly dropping barometric pressure. Read more…

Predicting Hurricane Damage with Machine Learning

May 22, 2017 |

Next week marks the start of a hurricane season that weather experts predict will generate an above-average number of tropical storms. While there’s no stopping a hurricane, data scientists with The Weather Company hope to give those in the path of a big storm more accurate predictions of damage so they can better prepare. Read more…

The Weather Company Absorbs ‘Deep Thunder’ to Bolster Modeling

Jun 15, 2016 |

IBM is combining two of its weather forecasting resources—including The Weather Company’s regional and global models and local and hyperlocal forecasts from “Deep Thunder”—to create a single combined forecasting model that executives say will be more accurate than what came before. Read more…

NOAA Launches Big Data Project

May 6, 2015 |

A big data project launched by the U.S. Commerce Department brings together major cloud analytics vendors and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop infrastructure needed to access the more than 20 terabytes of satellite weather data generated each day. Read more…

The Big Data Weather Watchers in the Sky

Jun 24, 2013 |A Utah outfit called GeoMetWatch could help usher in an era of dramatically improved weather forecasts if it successfully gets a series of hyperspectral atomosphereic sounders into orbit. These big data collectors in the sky will provide a much more detailed view of the movement and composition of the atmosphere, and have the potential to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in weather-related losses each year. Read more…

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