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Is artificial intelligence the next tool to fight wildfires?

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With wildfires becoming bigger and more destructive as the western part of the United States dries out and heats up, agencies and officials tasked with preventing and battling the blazes could soon have a new tool to add to their arsenal of prescribed burns, pick axes, chainsaws and aircraft. The high-tech help could come from an area not normally associated with fighting wildfires: artificial intelligence (AI). Lockheed Martin Space, based in Jefferson County, is tapping decades of experience in managing satellites, exploring space and providing information to the US military to offer more accurate data quicker to ground crews. It is talking to the US Forest Service, university researchers, and a Colorado state agency about how their technology could help. By generating more timely information about on-the-ground conditions and running computer programs to process massive amounts of data, Lockheed Martin representatives say they can map fire perimeters in minutes rather than the hours it can take now.


Lockheed testing artificial intelligence to fight wildfires

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Lockheed testing artificial intelligence to fight wildfires … JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo.


Lockheed testing artificial intelligence to fight wildfires

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"Recognizing patterns, learning from experience, drawing conclusions, making predictions, or taking action," said Dan Lordan, senior manager for AI integration at Lockheed Martin Artificial Intelligence Center. All those words describe artificial intelligence. Lockheed Martin, whose space division is based out of Jefferson County, wants to use AI to help gather critical details during a wildland fire. Lordan says it starts with mapping out a wildfire. It can take hours to determine the size, shape, location and areas emitting the most heat.


Google I/O 2022: Here's everything Google has announced so far

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Jason Cipriani is based out of beautiful Colorado and has been covering technology news and reviewing the latest gadgets as a freelance journalist for the past 13 years. His work can be found all across the Internet and in print. Google I/O 2022 is underway. During the event, we expect to hear from Google about new tools for developers, improvements included in Android 13 and maybe some new hardware. In the past, Google I/O's opening keynote has also included presentations surrounding Chrome, Chrome OS, Android TV/Google TV and Google Assistant. We've also seen previews of futuristic technology during the keynote.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Fight Fires in the West

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With wildfires becoming bigger and more destructive as the West dries out and heats up, agencies and officials tasked with preventing and battling the blazes could soon have a new tool to add to their arsenal of prescribed burns, pick axes, chain saws and aircraft. The high-tech help could come way of an area not normally associated with fighting wildfires: artificial intelligence. Lockheed Martin Space, based in Jefferson County, Colo., is tapping decades of experience of managing satellites, exploring space and providing information for the U.S. military to offer more accurate data quicker to ground crews. They are talking to the U.S. Forest Service, university researchers and a Colorado state agency about how their their technology could help. By generating more timely information about on-the-ground conditions and running computer programs to process massive amounts of data, Lockheed Martin representatives say they can map fire perimeters in minutes rather than the hours it can take now.


Two Paths for Digital Disability Law

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People with disabilities often cannot count on modern digital devices, software, and services to be accessible. Will streaming video platforms include closed captions for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing? How will virtual assistants work for users with speech disabilities? Can websites be read aloud by text-to-speech engines for readers who are blind or visually impaired? How will smartphones be accessed by people with physical and mobility disabilities?


Mastercard's Digital Transactions deploys Microsoft AI to improve fraud protection

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Evan Zimmer is a journalist based outside of Denver, Colorado. Mastercard and Microsoft announced Monday that the two companies are combining technologies to combat digital fraud. Mastercard's Digital Transaction Insights will include Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help financial institutions and credit issuers better detect fraud while approving genuine transactions. Find the right Mastercard for home, work, and school. According to the press release, the goal of the partnership is to facilitate safe and frictionless online transactions for consumers and business owners.


CU Boulder Professor leads new journal filling Environmental Data Science gap

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Environmental Data Science – a new journal devoted to innovative data-driven approaches to environmental problems including climate change, edited by Associate Professor Claire Monteleoni – recently published its first cluster of papers. The open access journal, published by Cambridge University Press, allows anyone to read, reproduce and re-use content and fills a gap as environmental data science research is often seen as too applied for computer science journals and too interdisciplinary for journals in the environmental sciences. The first cluster of papers published in the outlet include four application papers, a data paper, and two perspectives from authors at universities around the globe. Monteleoni is part of the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder and has been working at this interface for more than a decade – including co–founding the Climate Informatics Conference in 2011. "Data science broadly defined – AI, machine learning, statistics, and data mining – is the key to unlock insights from environmental data, and help us address major challenges, including climate change," she said.


Amazon.com: The Turing Test: The Minds Of Humans & Machines eBook : Goebel, Greg: Kindle Store

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However, I really do have to establish my credentials, biases, and agenda for readers -- and sometimes people do ask. Okay, my full name is "Gregory Vaughn Goebel", and I live in Loveland, Colorado. I was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1953, and raised there. I did a hitch in the US Army from 1972 to 1975; went back to Spokane to get an electronics tech degree from Spokane Community College; then got an electronics engineering degree from Oregon State University. From 1981 into 2000, I worked for Hewlett-Packard in Oregon and Colorado, mostly as a factory contact.


Sr Python Software Engineer Job in Denver, CO - Jefferson Frank

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The company is seeking a Sr Python Engineer to join their engineering team. They are a tight-knit team of doers who thrive in a fast paced environment and nerd out over their AI and machine learning platform. They partner with health plans to provide rigorous, yet rapid evaluation of programs and initiatives that yield critical insights. This position provides the opportunity to be a part of cutting-edge Healthcare research on a cross-functional team and contribute to developing products that positive;y impact patient care. Jefferson Frank is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) recruiter of choice.