October 22, 2021

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Detecting Earthquakes: AI vs. Citizen Scientists

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There are over 13,000 active seismic stations out there, producing far more data than seismologists have time to go through. So, researchers set up a showdown of humans versus machines to sift through all this information and, in the process, crown the heavyweight earthquake detection champion.

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