AI Model Predicting Tsunamis Japan

The AI model designed and developed by Fujitsu Laboratories of Japan can predict flood forecasts in specific areas.

AI Model Predicting Tsunamis Japan

27 February 2021 Current Affairs:Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratory has developed an AI model that can predict the flooding of tsunamis in coastal areas in real time.
Highlights:
♦ The AI model designed and developed by Fujitsu Laboratories of Japan can predict flood forecasts in specific areas, making it easier to evacuate people and provide insights about potential damage to surrounding infrastructure
♦ The technology company uses Fugaku, the world’s fastest supercomputer, to develop models.
♦ A group of researchers used supercomputers to generate training data for 20,000 possible tsunami scenarios based on high-resolution tsunami simulations. They used these data sets to create AI models.
♦ In the event of an earthquake, inputting the tsunami waveform data observed at sea into the model can help predict flooding in coastal areas before the waves make landfall.
♦ The company said it will make it possible to obtain accurate and rapid flood forecasts for specific areas and also provide important insights about the impact of local waves on surrounding infrastructure such as buildings and roads.
♦ It is said that the system can also make evacuation measures more effective.
♦ The model can also be run on an ordinary PC within a few seconds, making it easier to build a practical real-time system that previously required a supercomputer.

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