Let me successfully forecast Beijing's pollution patterns and save all of you some time and money:<quoted text>IBM [launching a new project] has 20 years of experience in weather modeling, he added, but forecasting the air quality will require new computer modeling to take into account all of Beijing's different pollution sources. Along with the city, IBM is also partnering with academics and industry players to pull pollution-related data from local air quality monitoring stations, weather satellites, and the company's own optical sensors.
The pay-off could be big. By successfully forecasting Beijing's pollution patterns, the system could also suggest preventive measures to keep the city's air quality from approaching hazardous levels. The government would know when to reduce production at certain factories, or where to limit car traffic, said Xiaowei Shen, director of IBM Research in China.
"You not only have to build a model that can predict. You have to provide a decision system so that people can take proper action," Shen said.
Beijing will pollute the air for the next 365 days without exception. This prediction has an error rate of plus/minus 3%.
lol. You warmies think the earth started spinning the day you were born.