Posted on July 12, 2019 | Back to Showreel

Eliminating Forced Work via Satellites

Tags: computer-vision, real-world, sustainable-development-goals | Paper

This is an amazing application. The researchers train a fairly standard detection network, “resnet”, and train it to detect certain objects in satellite imagery. Here, though, what they are detecting are “brick kilns”; places where there may be forced labour. By helping identify these locations, they can then be referred to the authorities!

This is a beautiful application of deep learning, and the authors note that they are also addressing one of the UNs sustainable development goals!