NASA builds AI platform for firefighters


American space agency NASA has built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform capable of aiding firefighters when they enter a burning building. The platform, called Audrey, is the product of a partnership between the agency's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and the Department for Homeland Security (DHS). This project forms part of the Next Generation First Responder program, which aims to identify ways firefighters, police and paramedics can stay safe while in the field. Audrey collects data about heat, gases and other signs of danger to help first responders get through the flames safely and quickly, letting them save victims. To make the AI platform possible, the designers used several technologies developed by NASA and the Department of Defence.