A New York Times piece addresses the fact that the threat of wildfires is growing due to climate change. It gives an overview of the steps homeowners can take to protect their homes.Continue Reading
People around the world are suffering from the nerve-wracking anxiety of waiting weeks or months to find out if a home has been damaged by an intensifying wildfire. Now that the smoke disappears for aerial photography, researchers have found a way to identify damage to the building within minutes.
Through a system they call Damage Map, a team at Stanford University and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) has brought an artificial intelligence approach to building evaluation. Instead of comparing the previous and next photos Machine learning Depends only on post-fire images.Continue Reading