Satellite Images Can Help Predict Poverty

Satellite images could help predict areas of poverty across the earth.(Photo : Mark Makela/Getty Images) Scientists at Stanford University have found a new method in predicting poverty through the use of machine learning and satellite images. The technique could make it easier for organizations to know where across the world their aid is needed most. Also, this could help governments develop a better policy to prevent or fight poverty. Advertisement Using three data sources namely daytime images, night light images, and survey data, scientists built an algorithm to predict how wealthy or poor an area is. The results of the study have been published in the journal Science. “The idea is that if we train our models right, they help us predict poverty in areas where we don’t have the…

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