Artificial Intelligence Protects First Responders And More

Take a break from the regular news cycle and check out these NationSwell must-reads, which uncover solutions that are moving America forward. This NASA-Developed A.I. Could Help Save Firefighters’ Lives, Smithsonian MagazineDisorienting scenes where a single move can be deadly is a common experience for both space rovers and firefighters. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which built an artificial intelligence system for navigating unfamiliar landscapes, is sharing its technology with fire departments — warning first responders about hazards they might not notice in the smoke and flames. Man v. Rat: Could the Long War Soon Be Over? The GuardianA New York City subway rat carries a host of dangerous contagions, and its reproductive capacity — up to 15,000 offspring in a year — spread disease through city sewers and alleyways. A biotech startup in…


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