Hard Reset Podcast: Wildfires | Episode #12

Wildfire season length, frequency, and burn area have increased in the past few decades. To combat this, scientists are combining supercomputer technology with indigenous prescribed burn practices.
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Wildfires have been growing in severity and intensity since the 1980’s. As climate change encourages hotter, drier seasons, fire is able to catch and spread rapidly, destroying the homes and ecosystems in its path. 

To fight these megafires, fire scientists, machine learning experts, and data science researchers have come together at San Diego’s WiFire Lab in an effort to reduce these natural disasters. 

By utilizing new AI computer detection technologies in tandem with indigenous practices like prescribed burns, WiFire is able to reduce the likelihood of wildfires before they even start.

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