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Nvidia Is Simulating a Copy of the Earth

Nvidia Is Simulating a Copy of the Earth

[ad_1] Welcome to Earth-2. Digital Twin Chipmaker Nvidia has shown off a clone of our entire planet that could help meteorologists simulate and visualize global weather patterns at an “unprecedented scale,” according to a press release. The “Earth climate digital twin,” dubbed Earth-2, was designed to help recoup some of the economic losses caused by climate change-driven extreme weather. Customers can access the digital twin through an API, allowing “virtually any user to create AI-powered emulations to speed delivery of interactive, high-resolution simulations ranging from the global atmosphere and local cloud cover to typhoons and turbulence.” The company is hoping to help improve early warning systems for natural disasters and improve weather forecasts — and in a matter of seconds, not “minutes or hours in traditional CPU-driven modeling.” Nvidia claims the new platform is both 1,000 faster at generating predictive images than current models and 3,000 times more energy efficient thanks to a — you guessed it — generative AI model called CorrDiff. “Climate disasters are now normal — historic droughts, catastrophic hurricanes and generational …