This incredible map has one very important purpose

Satellite imagery could help us end poverty by helping identify the areas that are hardest hit. This new map of the world is very enlightening to scientists, in that it helps them see what areas of the world are hardest hit by poverty — and that could be key in helping us eliminate poverty worldwide. This data is helping authorities track crop conditions, deforestation and, now, where poverty can be found across the globe where data collection by governments isn’t very good. This data is potentially invaluable to humanitarian organizations and policymakers, and a team of researchers from Stanford University believes that they have created a deep-learning algorithm that can spot signs of poverty just based on the satellite images alone. It can check the conditions of roads, for example,…

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