Monday, June 03, 2024

Weather Forecasting

Ars Technica today has a deep dive into using AI for weather forecasts. Not LLMs, but AIs using historical data, as opposed to the physics-based model currently in use.

How the weather is traditionally forecast is both complex and fascinating, and it requires an enormous amount of computing resources. The AI model now rivalling it (in many circumstances) can run on a single, high-end desktop computer. 

It's an excellent analysis of how remarkable AI can be when accurate data (and plenty of it) is available.

Don't miss the part about weather balloons, either. What a terrific rabbit hole for a Monday.
No physics? No problem. AI weather forecasting is already making huge strides.

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