Ashley Smart

Contributing Writer

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geophysics

Artificial Intelligence Takes On Earthquake Prediction

September 19, 2019

After successfully predicting laboratory earthquakes, a team of geophysicists has applied a machine learning algorithm to quakes in the Pacific Northwest.

About the author

Ashley Smart is associate director of the Knight Science Journalism program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an editor at Undark magazine. He was previously an editor at Physics Today magazine.