Scott Koegler

Scott Koegler

Scott Koegler is the Executive Editor of AI & Machine Learning Tech Breif

Facebook Makes Population Density Visible By Using AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been gaining momentum by the day thanks to the support it has gained from big tech companies. Facebook is among the companies that have invested a lot of resources in this technology. The company has been experimenting with different ways AI can be deployed to solve human problems. The latest groundbreaking use of AI was seen in a partnership between Facebook and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network. The two companies wanted to get the administrative data for countries the majority of which are on the African continent.  With the use of advanced computer vision and machine learning, Facebook managed to combine satellite imagery with public census data and other data sources to create detailed information on Africa’s population density maps.

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First Episode of a New High-tech Serial Novel

One of our favorite authors, Kristie Leonard is making her new high-tech thriller The Connected Agenda, available to our readers in serial format. The story involves artificial intelligence, chatbots, big data, and all the topics we discuss on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tech Brief - but in a more entertaining way. Follow Kay Whatley as she uses her cyber skills to defeat threats to her friends and discovers her family's link to the Austrailian hacker gang from the 1980s - The Realm. The first episode is available now and Kristie will post a new free episode every week for the next few months. 

 

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How AI is making it easier for scientists to understand climate change

Climate change is a serious issue which needs immediate global attention. This is so because the planet continues to warm and the impacts it creates are worsening each day. There is compelling evidence which points out that there is a bleak future characterized by the rise in global temperatures, shrinking glaciers, rising sea level, warming ocean and other extreme events. Researchers have however been trying their best to address these issues by proposing various potential solutions. However they have not succeeded in averting the looming crisis.

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