Researchers at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila) in Quebec have developed an AI-driven tool, “This Climate Does Not Exist,” that can visualize the future impacts of climate change anywhere on the planet. The tool uses a machine learning (ML) framework called generative adversarial networks (GANs) to re-create Google Street View images as if they were affected by flooding, wildfires, or smog. The project was developed by 20+ ML researchers led by Turing Award winner and Mila’s founder Yoshua Bengio.

Users can visit the website and enter any address to see the impact climate change could have on that location. The team hopes the project will raise awareness of the personal effects of climate change and provide a series of concrete actions people can take to help.

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