Crowdsourcing innovative new defence technologies

Crowdsourcing innovative new defence technologies Monday, Dec 19, 2016 In a UK first, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has announced that it is working with Kaggle to source innovative solutions to help intelligence analysts evaluate information more quickly, accurately and effectively. The competition, with a prize fund of $100,000, is seeking to identify novel methods to evaluate large, complex data sets.Dstl has challenged users to develop an algorithm or software that will automatically detect and identify objects in satellite images. The challenge is to correctly identify and categorise up to 50 features and objects, such as cars, trees and buildings in a variety of environments. The project has the potential to identify solutions which will greatly improve satellite intelligence gathering and analysis capability.Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin…

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