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Deep Learning and Satellite Imagery: DIUx Xview Challenge

This February 6, 2019 SEI Bulletin talks about the xView 2018 Detection Challenge.

Software Engineering Institute


Satellites have played prominent roles in 2017 and 2018 climate-related disasters in accessing the extent of the damage and finding victims. The US military is interested in advancing this technology to automate the identification of victims and structures in satellite imagery to assist with HADR efforts. To this end, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently launched the xView 2018 Detection Challenge to seek out innovative uses of computer vision techniques