Market News: “California Utilities Hope Drones, AI Will Lower Risk of Future Wildfires” – Wall Street Journal
By John McCormick Sept. 11, 2020 5:30 am ET
As California copes with one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, PG&E Corp. and other major utility companies are investigating how artificial intelligence might reduce the risk of future conflagrations.
Current fires have spurred evacuation orders in California, Oregon and Washington and darkened skies in the San Francisco area. In California, fires have burned over 3 million acres and claimed at least 11 lives.
Lightning was a factor in many of these fires. But past blazes, including the 2018 Camp Fire….