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AlertTAHOE fire camera network topic of Monday meeting

Staff report

Tahoe Silicon Mountain next week will host Dr. Graham M. Kent to present: "Wildfire and Artificial Intelligence: How a Middle School Project Turned into Tahoe's Sophisticated Wildfire Early Detection System."

"As the fire season grows longer every year, and the environmental and economic impact of fire storms such as the Rim and King Fires grows, the need for early wildfire detection and better fire intelligence in Tahoe has become even more urgent," according to a news release from Tahoe Silicon Mountain. "Come learn how the use of microwave communications technology, HD/4k video cameras, and artificial intelligence are increasingly being used in Tahoe to discover wildfire smoke and to provide actionable intelligence to firefighters and emergency management personnel."

Kent — director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and a professor in seismology at the University of Nevada, Reno — is scheduled to explain how the AlertTAHOE fire camera system grew from a partnership between middle school students from Auburn, Calif., and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, into the effective detection and monitoring system it is today.

Visit alerttahoe.seismo.unr.edu to learn more about AlertTAHOE.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain's meeting will be on Monday, June 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. Visit TahoeSiliconMountain.com to learn more.