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Google expands flood alert system to all of India, and parts of Bangladesh

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Google on Tuesday said it has expanded its flood alert service to the whole of India and parts of Bangladesh. The system uses AI and machine learning technology to create better forecasting models that predict when and where floods will occur, and incorporates that information into Google Public Alerts. Google said it has also added support for Hindi, Bengali and seven other  unspecified local languages. The company also launched a new forecasting model which can allow it to send alerts to people such that they have more time to prepare for a flood (more on that below). Google had started this service in flood-prone region of Patna in 2018, and since then claims to have sent out around 30 million notifications to people in flood-affected areas. It also said that its system covers 200 million people across more than 250,000…

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