DigitalGlobe Names Winners of 1st SpaceNet Machine Learning Algorithm Challenge; Tony Frazier Comments

Tony Frazier

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2017 —DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has selected the top five developers who took part in its machine learning algorithm development challenge using satellite imagery, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The winners of the SpaceNet Challenge will receive $35, 000 in total prizes and will have their algorithms released to the open-source community via the SpaceNet GitHub repository and DigitalGlobe’s GBDX Geospatial Big Data platform, DigitalGlobe said Tuesday.

“The first SpaceNet Challenge proved we can attract talented developers and data scientists from around the world to bring expertise to the GEOINT community, ” said Tony Frazier, senior vice president for government solutions at DigitalGlobe.

“Fully automated mapping holds the potential to unlock tremendous value for our customers, and we look forward to continuing to support future open innovation initiatives to move the community forward, ” he added.

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