Google already warns you of possible floods and floods in Spain: this is how Flood Forecasting works

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When we talk about artificial intelligence, we automatically think of image generators and services like ChatGPT, Microsoft Bing or Google Bard. However, artificial intelligence has been analyzing huge amounts of data for a long time to help us on a day-to-day basis.

One of the services where AI is very useful is in FloodHub, Google’s flood forecasting system that can be most useful in the short term and that is being extended to new countries. Among them is Spain

The AI ​​to know the flood forecast

Whether you are a fan of Formula 1 or not, surely you have heard about the terrible floods that have occurred in recent days in Italy, in the Emilia Romagna area. At least nine dead, several missing and a mass evacuation due to someLast week 14 rivers overflowed, creating a terrible situation. It is something that can happen more regularly due to the changing conditions that climate change is causing and Google, for a while, has a data analysis system that, driven by artificial intelligence, allows to anticipate floods.

The objective of the FloodHub tool, which you can access from this link, is to give information about possible floods in a tremendously simple way. Simply go to your region on the map and check the alerts. They can appear in green, yellow and red and, if you click, very valuable information is displayed.

For example, you can see a history of the last days, as well as the current situation and if changes are expected in the coming days. This information is displayed in the form of a graph, but we also have a small window in which we can easily see if the level is expected to increase or if, on the contrary, it is expected to decrease.

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After being available in only 20 countries, Google has just announced on its blog that increase service to 60 new countries, including Spain and located in Africa, Asia Pacific, Central America and Europe. This service draws on different publicly accessible data sources such as weather forecasts or satellite images, and it is artificial intelligence that is in charge of ordering said data and drawing conclusions.

Undoubtedly, this is good news that can be useful for millions of users, organizations and action forces, but also a sample of how to integrate artificial intelligence into data analysis. Yes indeed, this system only works with river informationyou cannot predict if there will be a sporadic rise in sea level in a particular area.

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