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AI Under the Hood: Object Detection Model Capable of Identifying Floating Plastic Beneath the Surface of the Ocean

A group of researchers, Gautam Tata, Sarah-Jeanne Royer, Olivier Poirion, and Jay Lowe, have written a new paper “DeepPlastic: A Novel Approach to Detecting Epipelagic Bound Plastic Using Deep Visual Models.” The workflow described in the paper includes creating and preprocessing a domain-specific data set, building an object detection model utilizing a deep neural network, and evaluating the model’s performance.

GWI’s New Market Intelligence Tool WaterData Enhances Water Sector Strategy and Planning

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) has announced the launch of a new platform designed to empower water businesses in strategy building, market assessment and competitor analysis processes. WaterData provides a comprehensive map of the municipal and industrial water and wastewater markets, both providing a top-level view of market trends and slicing the sector by region, technology domain, digital solutions and the industrial sectors.