Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How a 1,000-Kilometer Bike Trip Ended with a Win for Rainforests

This year, the Changsha-based data scientist is celebrating with a $30,000 check, won in a data science competition using satellite imagery to protect an even larger rainforest, the Amazon. Organized by the Kaggle platform for data science competitions, the challenge was to track the human footprint in the Amazon rainforest by distinguishing human causes of forest loss from natural ones. That could make rainforest protection more effective and more timely, according to the competition website.