They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next

They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next

a week ago
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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/08/ai_predicts_lightning_strikes/

Machine learning algorithms can predict when and where lightning will strike, according to new research published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.

That might sound impressive at first, but the study is still pretty crude considering its limits. The forecast can only guess that a thunderbolt will flash somewhere within a 30 kilometer radius (~18 miles) and at some point within 30 minutes of it touching down.