FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3394
TOKYO, February 4, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the company has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that uses data on a tsunami's velocity detected by radar to forecast water inundation depths1 in surrounding inland areas, working in collaboration with the Society for the Promotion of Construction Engineering of the General Incorporated Foundation. The AI incorporates Mitsubishi Electric's Maisart®2 AI technology to generate highly accurate predictions just seconds after a tsunami is detected, thereby supporting the rapid formulation of evacuation plans to prevent or mitigate disasters in local inland areas.
Learning and operation phases of radar-based AI for tsunami inundation depth prediction
|Inundation prediction method||Performance|
|New technology||AI learns from simulations to predict inundation depths based on tsunami velocity data||Predictions with 1m error margin within few seconds|
|Conventional methods||Predictions are performed based on simulation data without AI processing/analysis||Predictions with around 3m error margin within few minutes|
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