Harnessing AI and Open Source Satellite Imagery to Address Global Problems
March 1st, 2021

Omdena successfully combines AI and ML methodologies with open source, low resolution satellite imagery to create actionable solutions for powerful insights.   Introduction Every day, millions of images are captured from space by an ever-growing number of satellite

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Unsupervised Learning for Land Cover Classification in Satellite Imagery
February 22nd, 2021

K-Means, Principal Component Analysis, Autoencoders, and Transfer Learning applied for land cover classification in a challenging data scenario. By Clive Fernandes, Debaleena Misra, Marvin Oluoch, Abhilasha Sinha Location: Kenya, Africa.   The problem background &n

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A Damage Assessment Solution of the Desert Locust Surge in Kenya Using AI and Satellite Imagery
February 15th, 2021

  Applying Machine Learning to dynamically assess vegetation health changes before and after desert locust attacks. By Rasha Salim, Debaleena Misra, Kanmani Subramanian, Joshua Sant’Anna   In 2020, as desert locust outbreaks were raging throughout the Horn

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Artificial Intelligence For Wildfires: Scaling a Solution To Save Lives, Infrastructure, and The Environment
December 17th, 2020

By Tim McQuillin   The Artificial Intelligence Imperative: Early Detection of Wildfires Founded in 2016, Sintecsys is a young and growing Brazilian company with a passion for its customers, communities, and the climate.  Its real-time fire outbreak detection and m

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AI for Disaster Response: Predicting Relief During Cyclones
December 4th, 2020

AI technology can be applied for disaster response and to predict the number and type of food and non-food items during a cyclone strike. The applications can be applied to other disaster types.   Authors: Dev Bharti, Juber Rahman, Xavier Torres, and Rosana de Oliv

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Omdena Spearheads Disaster Logistic Prediction Tool for Cyclones Commissioned by the World Food Programme
August 19th, 2020

By Beth Seibel   Whether termed cyclone, typhoon or hurricane, these natural weather occurrences pack a serious punch and are responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths per year and, “in some cases, causing well over $100 billion in damage. There’s now evidenc

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