June 30, 2022

DeepMind AI can accurately predict if it will rain in next 90 minutes

DeepMind AI can accurately predict if it will rain in next 90 minutes
DeepMind AI can accurately predict if it will rain in next 90 minutesDeepMind AI can accurately predict if it will rain in next 90 minutes
Groundstaff pull the covers over the grass court as rain stops play between Germany's Tatjana Maria and France's Kristina Mladenovic during their women's singles second round match on the third day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships

Knowing whether it will rain soon is important for events like the Wimbledon Championships

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AI developed by DeepMind and the Met Office in the UK can predict rain more accurately than current forecasting models over the very short term.

UK-based DeepMind – an AI subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet – has previously achieved high-profile success with neural networks trained to play the game Go and to investigate protein folding. It has now applied its deep-learning approach to short-term rain “nowcasts”. These usually focus on the next 2 hours of weather and …