AI can show us the ravages of climate change


Want to feel really depressed about the likely impact of climate change? AI can help with that. A new research paper shows how machine-learning trickery can highlight the ravages of climate change--by revealing how a property is likely to be harmed by rising sea levels, fiercer storms, and other disasters that it's expected to worsen. Changes afoot: The researchers used an increasingly popular technique to automatically conjure up submerged and damaged properties. As they write in their paper: "The eventual goal of our project is to enable individuals to make more informed choices about their climate future by creating a more visceral understanding of the effects of climate change."