Using AI to help understand why landslides happen
We like to think of the ground beneath us as rock-solid and immovable. But reality intrudes, especially in our volcano-and-fault-ridden part of the world.
We'll set earthquakes aside for a moment and take up landslides with Dr. Kevin Shao, a researcher at UCLA. He's part of a team feeding information about landslides into a neural network, in the hope that artificial intelligence can help human minds understand the most important contributing factors to the ground giving way.
It's a complicated process with lots of acronyms, but the upshot is that it DOES help human scientists. Kevin Shao visits to explain.