Learn how crowdsourcing and open innovation can be applied to create machine learning algorithms that accelerate historical discoveries and how NASA assesses satellite imagery.
Hangout out with Dr. Albert Lin, Karim Lakhani, Director of the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, and Jason Crusan, the Director of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Advanced Exploration Systems, as they launch the Collective Minds & Machines Exploration Challenge. The three-week Collective Minds & Machines Exploration Challenge asks TopCoder community members from around the world to study select satellite imagery of the region of the lost tomb of Genghis Khan and then develop an algorithm that learns to recognize modern and ancient human-built structures found in such imagery. Once developed, NASA anticipates the algorithm could be used to accelerate the assessment of planetary imagery.
SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS
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WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT
To watch the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. This NASA Google+ Hangout will take place on Friday, September 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT.