Hunt through satellite images of Earth with an AI search engine

Hunt through satellite images of Earth with an AI search engine 19 February 2020

AI can sort through satellite imagery to match man-made features such as water treatment plants, stadiums and storage tanks

Descartes Labs

Artificial intelligence can now rapidly search through billions of aerial and satellite images to find buildings or land features that are alike, such as football fields and Arctic ponds. This capability could help researchers classify the amount of land taken up by forests or farms, or could be used by the military to identify bases or specific weapons in other countries.

Xander Rudelis and his colleagues at Descartes Labs, a geospatial data firm in New Mexico, have developed an …

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