Using Social Media Imagery to Nowcast Air Pollution

Pulse Lab Jakarta
Jul 2 · 5 min read
Commuters pictured wearing masks while approaching the MRT station at Bundaran HI
Pulse Lab Jakarta’s poster presentation at the Computer Vision for Global Challenges conference
  • People take photos every day and several of them have a view of the sky.
  • Using deep learning, we can train a machine learning algorithm to:
  1. Recognise which outdoor photos have a view of the sky,
  2. Extract a ‘haze feature’ using existing dehazing algorithms designed to make photos look clearer, and
  3. Use that haze feature in a neural net that automatically predicts air quality down to the village level.

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Harnessing data for development, translating insights for social innovation