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High-tech wildfire sensors to provide early warning on Maui

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2024
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“I might be smelling smoke. Do any of you register it?” “It’s dusty down here, but no smoke.” “There’s a barbecue cooking near me, either teriyaki ribs or chicken.” Officials say wildfire sensors supported by artificial intelligence (A.I.) learning algorithms will soon be sharing conversations like these in Kihei and West Maui. Two arrays of the high-tech devices are to be deployed on Maui as part of a pilot program funded by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and the U.S. Fire Administration. Of the 200...

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