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Artificial Intelligence as a Tool for Extreme Weather Phenomena

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Participants will carry out a review of state-of-the-art methodologies that enable the forecasting of extreme natural weather phenomena, and the predicting and mitigating of their effects.

Over the last thirty years, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather phenomena have increased all over the world. Tornados, torrential rain, storms and heatwaves are increasingly appearing in the press as evidence of climate change. However, in parallel with this evolution, there has also been acceleration in the development of artificial intelligence techniques that allow us to be more prepared both for predicting the occurrence of these events and for mitigating their effects. The main challenges that are presented are:

• forecasting of extreme events
• planning for protection and mitigation (budget)
• human and material resources coordination during the disaster
• design of robust and economical infrastructures

This discussion will review the tools available in each of these areas, as well as the conclusions of the European RAIN project (protection of infrastructures), some examples and the outlook for the near future, such as: can artificial intelligence help to reduce climate change?

Participants: Xavier Clotet, Katrin M. Nissen

This activity is part of After the End of the World, Beta Station

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