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Data and graphs related to a new model capable of detecting tremors

Quake Watch: AI model detects earthquakes and estimates epicenters.

Detecting earthquakes is an important step toward warning surrounding communities that damaging seismic waves may be headed their way. A new model detects tremors and provides clues to their epicenter.
Map of the area analyzed in Cascadia and sketch of the subduction zone

Prelude to a Quake?

Geologists call them slow slips: deep, low-frequency earthquakes that can last a month but have little effect on the surface. A model trained to predict such events could help with forecasting potentially catastrophic quakes.
Schematic of a typical deep learning workflow

(Science) Community Outreach: A survey of machine learning from Eric Schmidt

Are your scientist friends intimidated by machine learning? They might be inspired by a primer from one of the world’s premier tech titans. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Cornell PhD candidate Maithra Raghu school scientists in machine learning in a sprawling overview.
Anima Anandkumar

Anima Anandkumar — The Power of Simulation: How simulation can be useful for supervised learning

We’ve had great success with supervised deep learning on labeled data. Now it’s time to explore other ways to learn: training on unlabeled data, lifelong learning, and especially letting models explore a simulated environment before transferring what they learn to the real world.
Illustration of a crystal snowball

Simulation Substitutes for Data: When simulation works wonders with deep learning

The future of machine learning may depend less on amassing ground-truth data than simulating the environment in which a model will operate. Deep learning works like magic with enough high-quality data. When examples are scarce, though, researchers are using simulation to fill the gap.
Volcano erupting

Predicting the Next Eruption: AI predicts volcano eruptions from satellite imagery.

AI is providing an early warning system for volcanoes on the verge of blowing their top. Researchers at the University of Leeds developed a neural net that scans satellite data for indications that the ground near a volcano is swelling—a sign it may be close to erupting.

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