Measuring poverty with AI and satellite photos

A village in Tanzania. Researchers use photos such as this to measure the degree of poverty. The same villages have also been measured using artificial intelligence. Photo: Google Poverty reduction globally is one of the UN’s primary goals. But how can wealth and economic development be measured in a smart way? Artificial intelligence, AI, and satellite photos are able to give more effective and precise measurements, but will remote sensing technology ever be able to replace time-consuming interview surveys? […]

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