Episode 136

Artificial Intelligence…or AI… When you hear that term, it’s likely that your mind is flooded with images from the latest Sci-Fi flick you’ve seen, or maybe you have visions of robots taking over the world!  Well fear not, because the AI we’re focusing on today revolves around its applications to meteorology and earth sciences. We’re sitting down with Dr. Jamese Sims, senior physical scientist with NOAA, who currently serves as the agency’s Special Assistant for Artificial Intelligence.  We’ll discuss the goals of NOAA’s AI strategy and how we can use machine learning to help improve everything from numerical forecasts to interpreting the chemistry of exoplanets!  And with all the opportunities AI has to offer, we’ll discuss how agencies are working together to access the latest technology and greatest minds to help us achieve our goals.