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Startup AiDash raises $50 million for tech using AI, satellites to spot wildfire risk

Peter Henderson of Reuters reports on a startup that is using AI to address wildfire risk.

The C3 Take
  • AiDash uses satellite imaging to measure problems along utility lines like vegetation or trees that are encroaching the power lines.
  •  In addition to spotting and preventing forest fires, the company is using its platform to create surveys for companies facing new biodiversity reporting regulations in the EU and United Kingdom.
  • AiDash recently closed a $50 million funding round that was spearheaded by Silicon Valley investors.

National Grid, an AiDash customer and investor which owns networks in the UK and United States, said it had seen measurable improvements in cutting the number and duration of outages since using the system to identify maintenance priorities on its Massachusetts grid.

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