California Teen Invents AI-Powered Tool That Can Predict Wildfire
Ryan Honary, a 14-year-old genius, invented a Machine Learning (ML) sensor network that can remotely detect and predict catastrophic events, such as wildfires, medical emergencies, and other maintenance needs.
Ryan’s solution is to create a hierarchical mesh network of battery-less sensors that are constantly being monitored by his SensoRy AI, a machine learning tool he developed.
The devastating 2018 California wildfire pushed the young genius to come up with the solution. In 2019, Ryan presented his demo in the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge and won the 10,000 grand prize along with a mentorship at Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education.
Later, in 2020, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) got interested in Ryan’s idea and awarded him ONR Naval Science Award. Furthermore, he won the $2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from ONR.
His idea is so visionary that Retired Rear Admiral Mark F. Heinrich has joined SensoRy AI, Ryan’s own company as an advisor.
Recently, Ryan shared his thoughts and vision in an interview with Inhabitat.
Ryan Honary in his interview with Inhabitat
Currently, Ryan is busy testing and improvising his creation.
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