You all may have experienced the discomfort when all of a sudden heavy rainfall commences. Well, almost everyone loves rain but only till the time it does not obstruct your job. When the sudden downpour hampers your work, it causes a terrible headache, and that time the love vanishes in the air somewhere.
It’s been years that man-made power (AI) is used for the evaluation of weather forecasts. Scientists are continuously making efforts to bring something more accurate, astounding, and precise.
These gigantic researchers are moving smartly towards new technologies with the help of highly progressive computers (HPC)
So, no doubt that these technologies
are going to stay with us for the next 20 years. However, this does not mean that new things are not in process. The marvelous blend of predictive technology and research of scientists has led to the invention of a new smart system.
Well, Did you hear the news of Google DeepMind’s innovation of predicting the rainfall? If you haven’t, don’t worry because we are going to throw a flash of it here.
Keep reading to know more!!
How cool is it when you can ask Google whether you need to carry your umbrella? The new “now-casting” is an AI-based system that ensures to share of the correct prediction of rainfall in the next two hours or 90 minutes. Now-casting’s forecast data is based on the previous high-resolution data (radar data). DeepMind claims the forecasting information is accurate.
How does the Artificial Intelligence-based now-casting System Works?
Deep Mind is a Google-owned company based in London. They developed a system known as nowcast that repeatedly analyses the radar data to predict rain. The information that reaches users is with the help of a modeling tool known as the Deep Generative Model of Rain (DGMR).
The working of this process starts by repeated beam firing in the lower atmosphere by radar. The water vapors in the air slow down the speed of the signal, and thus scientists analyze the data collected after every 5 minutes. When they collect the data for the last twenty minutes, the DGMR tool helps them in predicting the weather forecast for the next 90 minutes. The modeling tool helps in calculating and predicting the precipitation and its intensity. Deep mind claim that it gives accurate information and can help people by predicting heavy storms and rain.
Nowcasting system can predict the weather for a shorter duration and that you can manage your important meetings. The AI technique used in the modeling method is based on numeric probability and a lot of things. The prediction highly relies on the number of fluids and moisture present in the atmosphere. Suman Ravuri is a research scientist at DeepMind, and he mentioned that the performance of these models is incredible up to two weeks, and after that, the performance gets poor from zero to two weeks. He is the co-lead of the project and said the above statement.
Weather Prediction! Life savior
This is the fact that technology has made life much easier, and “Nowcasting” will make it easy for you to plan your meetings or special events accordingly. This system is quite helpful in many domains like emergency services, food management, it can warn you early, and more.
Uncertain events affect human life badly, so if the system predicts accurately it can save human lives from many such things. This is the reason AI is a savior.
What’s Unusual in “Nowcasting”?
Generally, the systems predict the rainfalls for six to 7 hours. However, this new system developed by the incredible staff of Deep Mind depicts the next 90 minutes. It is the first time that weather depiction has been possible for such a short span. The meteorological departments find it a difficult task to depict the weather for the next few minutes. However, it is the incredibility of this new system.
How can it Save People from any Sort of Harm?
When there is precipitation for a short period, there is a highly likely chance of heavy rainfall. So, if there is something that can alert people then they can save their properties and other important things from getting damaged. So, isn’t it great how technology helps you in every phase of life?
From this date, it has been the culture that AI and weather depiction have been partners. Today climate and weather forecasting are all possible due to innovative technology. Scientists of famous organizations like NOAA and NCAR are aware of using technology to help humans. These organizations and their staff harness the technology and artificial intelligence in a direction to let people know the climate, weather, ocean, and other information.
The final thoughts are that everything related to technology depends upon the formulated algorithm and the supercomputers. These supercomputers are highly uniform, according to the required configuration. The modeling system’s prediction remains based on the probability of numbers. The weather evaluation is a number prediction game. AI has always remained a part of the technologies that depend on probability and machine learning. Lastly, this system is a boon for people to plan their day.