AI could help us manage natural disasters – but only to an extent

The Conversation (September 19, 2018)
My article addressing about "AI demonstrated a superior ability to understand certain situations in 2016, when the programme AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, 18-time world champion, at the game Go, the most sophisticated game in history. But is this superior capability seen elsewhere, too? Could, for example, AI understand, predict and manage natural disasters – such as floods – better than humans can?"

AI Helps Cities Predict Natural Disasters

Wall Street Journal (June 26, 2018)
"There are experiments using social media and crowdsourced data to supplement data from sensors as well. In a 2018 paper published in the journal Computers and Geosciences, a team at the University of Dundee in Scotland reported developing a flooding monitoring tool using information from Twitter and the crowdsourced app MyCoast, which asks people to submit flood photos."

Flood alert scientists tapping in to Twitter

Sunday Times (December 31, 2017)
An alert system pioneered by scientists in Scotland that uses Twitter and artificial intelligence (AI) could save thousands of lives in flood-prone regions.

Twitter + Citizen Science + AI = improved flood data collection (December 25, 2017)
Researchers from the University of Dundee are combining Twitter, citizen science and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop an early-warning system for flood-prone communities.