Stanford AI Detection System Could Predict Earthquakes

Interesting Engineering | Oct 23, 2020 at 7:24 PM
  • A group of researchers unveiled a new method for using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance our ability to read seismic waves and, in doing so, improve our understanding of how they begin, and even how they come to a stop.
  • Published in Nature Communications, the paper details a method that automates earthquake detection at the same time as tuning out much of the noise inherent to seismic data.
  • In order to test the Earthquake Transformer, the team trained their algorithm on data that included one million hand-labeled seismograms recorded over the past two decades globally, excluding Japan.