Sunday, August 21, 2016

Measuring Poverty

A team of Stanford researchers have created a program that uses only publicly available satellite imagery to cheaply and efficiently find poverty indicators. The program could be a cheap and accurate new method of poverty data collection.

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I like this idea.

But does anyone think that wealthy nations (i.e., the people who meet at Davos) are going to spend "their" wealth to alleviate the poverty measured by this program?

Or will it be used instead as a targeting system to decide where to deploy the authonomous killer robots they are developing?

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