Listen: Google says new AI model allows for near 'instantaneous' weather forecasts
"Says that it is developing new. Ai Models that could allow for what it is calling. Nearly instantaneous weather forecasts something that would be useful in an era of climate change. Apparently even the best best most sophisticated existing weather forecasting techniques can still take hours to put together although that extra time does allow for more detailed granular forecasting quoting the verge however the work is in the early stages and has yet to be integrated into any commercial systems. The early results look promising. In the non peer reviewed paper Google's researchers describe how they were able to generate accurate rainfall predictions up to six hours ahead of time at a one kilometer resolution from just minutes of calculation the company's researchers train their AI model on historical radar data collected between twenty as seventeen in two thousand nineteen in the contiguous by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They say their forecasts were as good as or better than three existing methods making predictions from the same data though their model was outperformed when attempting to make forecasts. More than six hours ahead of time. This seems to be the sweet spot for machine learning and weather forecast right now making speedy short term predictions while leaving longer forecast to more powerful models. Noah's weather models for example can create forecasts casts up to ten days in advance while we've not yet seen the full effects of ai on weather forecasting plenty of other companies are also investigating the same area including IBM and Monsanto and as Google's researchers point out such forecasting techniques are only going to become more important in our daily lives as we feel the effects of climate change and quote indeed. This is a direct quote from the researchers from the paper which is linked in the show notes quote as weather patterns are altered by climate change and as the frequency of extreme weather events increases. It becomes more important to provide actionable predictions at high spatial and temporal resolutions. Such predictions facilitate. It'll take effective planning crisis. Management and the reduction of losses to life and property a deal based infrastructure can provide predictions within minutes of receiving new data. Yeah allowing them to be fully integrated into a highly responsive prediction service. That may better suit the needs of now casting than traditional numerical methods and quote"