Google AI impact Challenge . Ilegal Mining in Colombia

Project: Research project

Project Details


Our solution is to automatize the detection of illegal mines using satellite images and machine learning algorithms. We share the predictions with government authorities so that they can enforce the law. The next step is to share the technology with them so they can do constant monitoring

Layman's description

Poor environmental practices from illegal mines pollute surrounding areas, contaminating water and fish, and endangering local workers and communities. In Colombia, researchers will use satellite imagery and machine learning to detect illegal mines throughout the country, enabling communities and the government to take actions that will protect people and natural resources.


AI, Illegal Mining , Machine learning
Effective start/end date5/15/195/15/22

Main Funding Source

  • International


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