New artificial intelligence system can predict earthquakes

 

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system to successfully predict earthquakes, an advance that may help prepare for natural disasters and potentially save lives.

Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK and Boston University in the US have claimed that they have developed an artificial intelligence system to successfully predict earthquakes in advance. They said that it may help to be prepared for natural disasters and potentially save lives. They studied the interactions among earthquakes, precursor quakes and faults to develop a method which can help predict earthquakes well in time.

The researchers used machine learning techniques to analyse acoustic signals which comes from the fault and records the seismic signals and sounds that are emitted.

Professor Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University said, this is the first time that machine learning has been used to analyse acoustic data to predict when an earthquake will occur, long before it does so that plenty of warning time can be given and lives are saved.