SONOMA COUNTY, CA — The Pacific Gas & Electric Company is piloting a new program in Sonoma County that seeks to use artificial intelligence technology to detect wildfires early.
The program was rolled out across the highest-risk fire zones in the Bay Area and across PG&E’s service territory, according to a statement from the utility. The pilot couples AI technology with high-definition cameras designed to detect signs of smoke.
PG&E said it recently installed 138 HD cameras, 24 of which were located in Sonoma County. About 120 of those cameras were installed in the nine-county Bay Area, half of which were located in the North Bay.
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