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6) Discuss the role of Artificial intelligence in managing and mitigating floods. What are the issues and challenges involved? Discuss in the light of Google’s newly launched flood forecasting project in India.(250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life./ Disaster and disaster management.

6) Discuss the role of Artificial intelligence in managing and mitigating floods. What are the issues and challenges involved? Discuss in the light of Google’s newly launched flood forecasting project in India.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article is in the background of  the Google’s recent efforts of leveraging machine learning to predict India floods

 

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance of the Artificial intelligence in managing and mitigating floods; achieve social good in the sense of preventing fatalities.

 

Directive word:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

 

Introduction:

Begin with what do you understand by Artificial intelligence, how can it be put to use to manage and mitigate hazards and disasters like floods .

 

Body:

Discuss the importance of Artificial intelligence, how advancement in Information Technology in the form of Internet, GIS, Remote Sensing, satellite communication, etc. can help a great deal in planning and implementation of hazards and provide for reduction measures.

highlight the role of information technology in management of natural disasters in India.

Discuss the significance of Google’s flood forecasting project in India, issues and challenges involved and the achievements it can make.

 

Conclusion:

Conclude with the importance of the use of technology and suggest way forward.