The Pentagon Wants Your Help Analyzing Satellite Images

On a trip-up to Silicon Valley last year, Defense Secretary James Mattis openly jealousy tech companies’ superior use of artificial intelligence technology. To help close the gap, one Pentagon unit is now offering $100,000 in awards to develop algorithms that can interpret high-resolution satellite images. The contest is called the xView Detection Challenge, and starts […]

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Bringing tech efficiencies to the agribusiness market, Silo harvests$ 3 million

Roughly $165 billion worth of wholesale create is bought and sold every year in the U.S. And while that number is expected to go up to $ 1 trillion by 2025, the business of agribusiness remains unaffected by technology advancements that have reshaped almost every other industry. Now Silo, a company that recently created$ 3 […]

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We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What’s Killing the Planet

You’ve probably heard about the plague of plastic trash in the oceans. You’ve seen YouTube videos of sea turtles with drinking straws in their noses, or whales with stomachs full of marine litter. But how much plastic is out there? Where is it coming from? We don’t really know, because we haven’t measured it. “There’s […]

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