EBARA Introduces AI-Based Disaster Prevention and Risk Management Solution

11.03.2021
EBARA Corporation introduced the AI-based disaster prevention and risk management solution "Spectee Pro" offered by Spectee Inc. to enable rapid restoration of pumping stations in the event of a disaster.
EBARA Introduces AI-Based Disaster Prevention and Risk Management Solution

Sample screen display of Spectee Pro (Image source: EBARA Corporation/ Spectee Inc.)

Japan is surrounded by ocean and known for a large area under the sea level and many rivers running throughout the country. In this environment, water disasters such as flooding and landslides caused by typhoons and heavy rains, have become more severe and frequent. Against these disasters, taking countermeasures including not only rescue on site, but also disaster prevention and mitigation measures, has become a challenge for Japan that needs to be addressed nationwide.

EBARA introduced Spectee Pro which is a disaster prevention and risk management solution that facilitates decision-making on site by quickly and accurately "visualizing" disaster- and risk-related information based on big data analysis using AI. It collects a wide range of information from real-time SNS postings to weather forecasts, river conditions, and traffic data of people and things. This enables to obtain accurate information quickly through Spectee Pro to make decisions and direct actions in a speedy manner, and strive to minimize the damages while ensuring safety of workers engaged in disaster recovery on site.

One of the important challenges raised in EBARA's long-term vision, "E-Vision 2030," is "contribution to the creation of a sustainable society." The company will contribute to the realization of safe and secure lifestyles not only by increasing the capacity of various pumping facilities to deal with water disasters and applying new technologies, but also by working to strengthen social infrastructures utilizing AI, ICT, big data, and other resources.

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