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AI powered fire projection in Tasmania

2 May 2024

We reported several months ago the installation of AI powered early warning forest fire detection systems in South Australia by SFM. The system was developed by Pano AI and trained the cameras on millions of landscape images to spot the first signs of fire.

SFM have now extended this system into Tasmania. SFM has installed the panoramic cameras on fire towers near its plantations, using artificial intelligence to automatically detect smoke and send alerts.

‘Literally, people would come to the towers, bring their lunch box, bring all of the problems they carried with them from home, and you hoped that they were able to focus for 10 to 12 hours a day,’ SFM chief operating officer Mike Lawson said. ‘Once they went home, we were flying blind effectively.’

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Source: ABC News

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