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Technology Drives Neighborhood Safety Revelation
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Technology Drives Neighborhood Safety Revelation

Four years ago, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab developed a computer vision system that has the power to analyze street-level photos taken in urban neighborhoods in order to gauge how safe the neighborhoods would appear to human observers. Fast forward to 2017: In an attempt to identify factors that predict urban change, the MIT team and colleagues at Harvard University are now using the system… Read more

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