Pic-scanning AI estimates city air pollution from mass of photos

ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images Is it safe to breathe today? In cities such as Singapore, Beijing and New Delhi, where air pollution can reach dangerous levels, this question has become part of everyday life. A project called AirTick is using artificial intelligence to find clarity amid the smog. The app, built by a team at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will estimate air quality by analysing large numbers of photos of the city. Air sensors can be expensive to install, says Pan Zhengxiang, a graduate student who was inspired to create the app from his time fighting forest fires for the air force. A smartphone app provides the opportunity for a low-cost solution – particularly in a country such as Singapore, which has one of the world’s highest levels of smartphone…


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