December 21st, 2017
Calling all computer scientists and programmers. Do you have the skills to design an automated program to detect slavery sites in satellite images?
NGOs have found slaves manufacturing bricks in an area of North India and suspect there may be many more. Kilns similar to those where the slaves were found are visible in satellite images but NGOs do not have the resources to scan the images manually.
Can you use image analysis techniques to find brick kilns in satellite images? Researchers at UoN are laying down a challenge.
You will be provided with:
Your challenge is to combine the expert’s data with your own computing skills to create an automated process that locates kilns in the second half of the area. You may use any combination of satellite data, including your own remote sensing data – on request.
The most accurate entries will receive a £30 Amazon voucher, an invitation to present at a challenge workshop in March 2018 and the opportunity to co-author a paper or for further collaboration.
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