Satellite Imagery

Harnessing crowds of humans to train machines

If you’ve recently searched your phone’s photo library using face recognition technology or read about the recent road tests of self-driving cars, you’ve seen applications of deep learning in action. Most of us still associate artificial intelligence with popular science fiction movies, but many real world applications of for these…

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Helping Facebook connect the world with deep learning

At the Mobile World Congress today, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to develop new technologies and approaches for connecting the 4.2 billion people that still remain offline. To enable this, the Facebook Connectivity Lab is leveraging DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data initiative to determine population densities…

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Real Technology, Real Benefits,
part 3: image quality

Real Technology, Real Benefits is a series of articles that explores the connection between satellite imaging technology and real-world applications and benefits. Read Part 1: pointing agility and Part 2: revisit rate & collection capacity. In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we discussed the various technical factors that determine…

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