Stanford scientists use Artificial intelligence to map poverty

Stanford scientists have taken the artificial intelligence route to map poverty in areas which were previously devoid of data. The researchers will combine satellite images and machine learning to help organizations and policymakers to distribute funds and evaluate policies more efficiently. The low-cost method would assist governments and charities to eradicate extreme poverty; finding people who live below the poverty line of $ 1.25 a day. While there are plenty of initiatives going on in Africa but the latest developed poverty map will give direct aid to some of the most deprived areas. The idea behind using satellite images for work came when the researchers found significant errors and gaps in the current data. The other fact being that there is a dearth of local survey information about poverty levels…

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