By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — CMU wants to use drone videos posted to social media to assess damage after disasters.READ MORE: Cleveland Browns' Malkin McDowell Arrested On Charges Of Beating Police Officer, Public Exposure
The university says drone video offers a better look and more angles than satellite images. Drone videos are also being posted quickly to social media, which helps move the damage assessment process along considerably, according to the university.READ MORE: 81-Year-Old Man Hit,Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Allegheny County
Researchers are developing a system called MSNet that uses artificial intelligence to screen the videos and identify buildings to assess whether they’re damaged, and, if so, how badly.MORE NEWS: Nick Saban, Others Urge U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin To Protect Voting Rights
CMU said that many drone videos were posted to social media after Hurricane Laura first hit the Golf Coast.