IBM’s Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business

IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers. 10 IoT Startups You Need To Know (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The Weather Company, which is now a part of IBM, has a new commercial offering called Deep Thunder, announced this week. Deep Thunder combines hyperlocal, short-term custom forecasts developed by IBM Research with The Weather Company’s existing global forecast model. Deep Thunder will use historical weather data to train machine learning models to help businesses predict the actual impact of weather, IBM said in a statement released June 15. The name Deep Thunder had already been in use by a team within…


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