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Stanford Researchers Harness Satellite Imagery And AI To Help Fight Poverty In Africa

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As a university student, Abigail Annkah fell in love with mathematics, which soon led to her interest in artificial intelligence. After graduating from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Abigail made it through the competitive process to become an AI resident at Google Research, Accra. After her residency, Google offered her a job and she’s …

In combating poverty, like any fight, it’s good to know the locations of your targets. That’s why Stanford scholars Marshall Burke, David Lobell and Stefano Ermon have spent the past five years leading a team of researchers to home in on an efficient way to find and track impoverished zones across Africa. The powerful tool they’ve developed combines free, publicly …