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Location Scouting

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Four billion people across the globe don’t have addresses, an issue that companies such as What3Words, which divides the world into 3-by-3-meter squares and assigns a unique word to each of them, have tried to tackle. Now Facebook and MIT are teaming up to do the same thing using deep learning and computer vision to scan satellite images for the presence of roads and then assign letters and numbers to locations on those roads. It’s a great use of computer vision, but as Engadget points out, the bigger challenge is actually getting everyone to adopt these kinds of new address systems.
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