IBM is using deep learning to improve weather forecasts

Weather reports are rarely as accurate as we would like them to be — but now IBM has a plan to add a little more fact to forecasts. The company is combining its hyper-local weather models with global models from The Weather Company to create a better forecasting system.The result is Deep Thunder, a program that’s built upon twenty years of weather research at IBM combined with more than forty years of experience from The Weather Company. In October 2015, IBM announced plans to purchase the digital component of The Weather Company as part of its commitment to the Internet of Things, leaving broadcast network The Weather Channel to operate independently. IBM is reportedly creating new algorithms that will help analyze the enormous amounts of data that can be collected when the…


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