Big Data enters Indian policy4 min read . Updated: 16 Aug 2017, 08:49 AM IST
Economists have now begun to use machine learning to extract information from satellite images
The view from above as your plane lands in Mumbai during the monsoon months is a revelation. Some parts of the city are a sea of blue tarpaulins. Home owners apparently use them on terraces to prevent rainwater from seeping into living spaces. I often wonder whether the presence of tarpaulins is a proxy indicator of the poor quality of housing stock in Mumbai.
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