Neural Network Facebook released Africa Population Density Map

Artificial intelligence analyzed 11.5 billion satellite images to create a map of Africa

64x64 pixels in size.According to company representatives, Facebook is developing the map only for humanitarian purposes so that emergency services can understand where people are in case of emergencies.

According to Facebook engineers, manually createSuch maps are difficult, since specialists have to mark each building, then compare these data with information obtained from the census.

Artificial intelligence analyzed data froman open map project Open Street Map, after which, using computer vision, recognized residential buildings on satellite maps and deleted areas from unoccupied territories.