AI Takes to the Skies

“Our research question was: Could we take the information that was already available and use it to predict wind conditions without needing any additional infrastructure?” Kapoor says. In other words, could airplanes in flight be employed as a vast sensor network to determine atmospheric conditions? Could data available today be used to infer winds on a large scale without special plane-based wind sensors and new infrastructure to access and combine signals from planes?

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Jun 3 2014

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Microsoft Research

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