Detecting Objects from Space with Artificial Intelligence

To reveal deeper insights into important activities taking place around the world, DigitalGlobe’s advanced satellite constellation collects nearly 4 million km2 of high-resolution earth imagery each day.

The company announced they will now rely on NVIDIA GPUs and deep learning to automatically identify objects such as airplanes, vehicles, and gray elephants, as well as to detect patterns from their massive volumes of big data satellite imagery.

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Object recognition results from DigitalGlobe’s deep learning software

 

This technology has a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals, and navigation technology.

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