Machine Learning Knows Your Neighborhood’s Demographic from the Cars It Sees on Google Street View

Researchers at Stanford have been able to train a machine learning model to identify cars in Google Street View images, and then identify car make and model as well as glean other information from the neighborhood photos. With the power of 50 million images processed, they then use another model to predict the demographics of your neighborhood, which include income, race, and education—and even likely voting patterns.

 

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