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Mapping tool helps Defra assess climate change risks
Academics at Brunel University London helped the Government explore the risks of climate change by utilising a novel artificial intelligence technique. Professors Amir Sharif and Zahir Irani developed the unique Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) technique to assist the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in scenario modelling and subsequently improving its management of environmental threats. Defra has been able to use the technique to understand how inherent... read more