Advanced Technologies

How We Used Deep Learning to Identify Solar Panels on 15 Million Buildings

Information about the built environment at scale provides actionable insight that can transform a broad spectrum of industries, by enabling companies to deliver better, more targeted services to customers, telecommunications operators to perform accurate infrastructure planning, and government agencies to conduct regional planning and management. This is the vision behind…

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Navigating Beyond the Horizon

For many of us, the most dangerous part of our day is our commute—driving a car or bicycle, riding as a passenger, or even walking on a sidewalk. Globally, more than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, and as many as 50 million are injured. Sadly, automobile…

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An Eruption through Several Spectrums

Few Earth observation satellites were on orbit when I conducted research for my master’s thesis in geology in the mid-1990s, when remote sensing as a discipline was just taking off. It was novel to have satellite imagery of a volcanic eruption to analyze. It was even rarer to have multiple…

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