Two High School Students Fight Fire with Machine Learning

 

Aditya Shah is a student at Monta Vista High School. In 2017, towering trees in California were being turned into ashes by wildfires. She decided to develop a device that could identify and predict areas in a forest that are susceptible to wildfires, providing an early warning to fire departments. Available tools measure most of the factors responsible for wildfires like wind speed, wind direction, humidity, temperature. However, biomass, which is created by years of falling branches and trees, is challenging to estimate and measure. Using TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning tool, she analyzed images of biomass and estimating their moisture content and size to determine the amount of dead fuel.

Click on the image to be directed to the page that provides additional background about Aditya’s work or click on this link to go directly to a 51 second video summary that has been viewed almost 200,000 times.

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One student’s quest to track endangered whales with machine learning

 

When a young music lover follows the call of whales, he finds his own path. Google’s docuseries ‘Search On’ tells the stories of people on a quest for better answers and the magic that happens at the intersection of tech and humanity. Learn about one student’s quest to track endangered whales with machine learning by reading about Daniel DeLeon, a student at California Polytechnic State University. Click on the image to read about the details that explain how music began the genesis of Daniel’s journey towards artificial intelligence or click on the link to watch a 5:39 video that has been viewed about 8,000,000 times to go directly to Daniel’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=GyCv_S42Tak

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