The number of wildfires this year has grown compared to the past 10 years. This is according to the National Interagency Fire Center. If there was a way to easily identify and assess wildfires, they wouldn’t be able to cause too much havoc. And today, T-Mobile is doing its part to help make this a possibility.
Earlier today, the Un-carrier revealed that it has partnered with Pano AI and Portland General Electric (PGE) to produce new tools to combat wildfires. The new tools they presented: AI and 5G. When utilized together, they have the potential to save numerous lives and property from getting engulfed by a wildfire.
Pano AI is a disaster preparedness company that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to scan and identify wildfires. They do so by deploying ultra-high-definition cameras in forested areas. Its partnership with T-Mobile’s 5G networks allows this data to transmit high-quality video and vast amounts of data in no time. As a result, wildfires can be stopped before they could even spread.
In an example scenario, Portland General Electric was able to detect a wildfire 104 minutes faster compared to traditional efforts. Thanks to Pano AI’s solution and T-Mobile’s network, these 104 minutes can already be a big help in saving livelihoods across the country.
You can read more about this new venture here.