Costa Rica seeks to develop an alliance between scientists and artificial intelligence in a way not yet fully developed anywhere in the world. The idea is to use IT to process data into volcanic alerts to improve our response to emergency situations.
The data collected by all seismic stations would go to a single plant where it would be processed using an automated system for a more immediate and accurate picture of current situations that could affect human lives and cause damage to roads and agricultural areas.
Currently, the data goes to various locations and then gets analyzed by professionals in gas analysis, ash analysis, geologists and volcanologists. This takes too much time to get ahead of the emergency.
The UCR, UNA, ITCR, Cenat and international researchers are involved in developing the automated system, which has a start-up capital of ¢10 million. It will transform seismic signals and raw data into information the public can easily understand.