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New artificial intelligence solution analyzes trees to prevent wildfires

The massive, beautiful tree canopies in the Western U.S., which may grow perilously close to power lines, can quickly spark destructive wildfires. In fact, 70% of electrical outages are caused by vegetation, and this number has increased by 19% year over year from 2009-2020. The second-largest wildfire in California’s history sparked when power lines came into contact with a fir tree. 

Could AI-driven …

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Original title: Hitachi Energy’s new AI solution analyzes trees to prevent wildfires

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