Artificial intelligence is being harnessed by firefighters, startups, and utility companies to combat the increasing threat of wildfires caused by climate change. AI-enabled cameras are being used to scan the horizon for signs of smoke, while a German company has launched mini satellites into space to detect fires from above. Microsoft is also developing AI models to predict where fires are likely to start. While the technology is seen as a valuable tool for identifying fire risks and reducing response times, human intervention is still required to ensure accuracy. AI has the potential to transform wildfire response, but concerns over its limitations and reliability remain.
The threat of wildfires is rising. So is new artificial intelligence solutions to fight them