AI can predict about earthquakes with 70% accuracy

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University of Texas at Austin researchers created an AI-powered algorithm.

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A seven-month trial in China by University of Texas at Austin researchers produced an algorithm.

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The new study seeks to mitigate natural catastrophes' effects on people and businesses worldwide.

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Researchers lead by Sergey Fomel taught the AI program to spot statistical irregularities in real-time seismic data by comparing it to prior earthquake data.

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The result of this training was a weekly forecast that accurately predicted the magnitudes of 14 earthquakes that ocxcurred within a  200 mile radius of their indicated locations.

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However, the experiment missed one earthquake and generated eight false signals.

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by giving the AI statistical features based on earthquake physics and training it using a five-year seismic archive

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The researchers employed a simple machine learning strategy.

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Researchers trained the AI to spot statistical bumps in real-time seismic data matched with previous earthquakes.

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