Artificial Intelligence Climate Change Hurricanes

Voice of the Storm: MMS TTS for Global Weather Alerts

A futuristic weather station.

In the vanguard of meteorological innovation, ‘hurricane-tts‘ emerges as a monumental integration of advanced technologies, setting new standards in delivering critical storm alerts. At its core, the project harnesses the massively multilingual Text-to-Speech capabilities from Facebook AI Research (FAIR), transforming weather data into spoken word with unparalleled linguistic diversity. Coupled with the analytical prowess of ChatGPT 3.5, the system analyzes and translates complex meteorological information into actionable insights, ensuring that each forecast is not just informative but also readily comprehensible.

This confluence of Python’s programming agility, cloud computing’s scalable resources, and the interactive environment of Jupyter Notebooks culminates in a robust, serverless framework that operates with seamless efficiency. ‘hurricane-tts’ not only democratizes access to life-saving information but also epitomizes the synergy of AI and cloud technologies in crafting a real-time, user-centric response to nature’s unpredictability. It stands as a testament to the power of collaborative technology in safeguarding communities and heralding a new era of disaster preparedness.

AL22 2023 | ChatGPT 3.5 | hurricane-tts | CC0

Above is Storm AL222023, identified and forecasted by a large language model. Below, you’ll find audio advisories for this tropical storm in both Spanish and English. This service has been designed considering the storm’s potential impact on regions from Cuba and Haiti to Puerto Rico. The choice of Spanish as one of the languages is based on geolinguistic analysis and geographic coordinates. Updates on the storm’s status, forecasts, and accompanying audio are generated hourly, ensuring cost-effective and timely information.



IO7, IO94 2023 | ChatGPT 3.5 | hurricane-tts | CC0


Furthermore, our advanced multilingual deep learning model empowers this system to serve the most vulnerable regions worldwide. An example in Hindi demonstrates its current capability in hundreds of languages, with plans to expand to over 1000 languages shortly. The model has identified more than 4000 languages suitable for integration into this system. Notably, the AI has also generated an audio advisory in Bengali. This project’s text-to-speech feature is specifically designed to consider human-technology interactions globally, supporting areas with lower literacy rates to ensure broad accessibility and understanding.

Here’s a peek at the more recent screenshots if you wanted to compare the forecasts. Open sourced app is available here: Github

By Hammad Usmani

AL22 2023 + 12 hours

IO7, IO94 + 12 hours