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Khosla Ventures backs weather balloon startup that uses AI to upend forecasts

Diana Olick of CNBC reports on AI weather balloon startups.

The C3 Take
  • The weather forecasting market is seeing disruption from startups using AI and new technologies like advanced weather balloons to dramatically improve prediction capabilities.
  • Windborne, a company backed by investors like Khosla Ventures, operates a fleet of high-tech balloons that can stay aloft for weeks collecting 40-50 times more atmospheric data than current methods over remote areas.
  • Companies aim to provide more accurate long-range forecasts that could mitigate business risks from more intense extreme weather events,

“The balloons use satellite communication to deliver their data in real-time. The world currently lacks weather data for 85% of the atmosphere, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Windborne’s goal is to close this gap with its technology — using fewer balloons to offer global coverage.”

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