The AI and Global Development Lab

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The vision of The AI and Global Development Lab is to combine AI and earth observation to analyse the causes and consequences of human development historically, geographically, and globally thereby enhancing research on sustainability.

The Lab consists of computer scientist (data science and AI) and social scientist (mainly sociologists, economists, and political scientist). As such, the Lab develops new methods solving challenges in development research and works on substantive issues in human development (e.g., poverty, sustainability, aid interventions).

The Lab is recreating historical and geographical human-development trajectories from satellite images from 1984 to 2022. These new data will measure poverty at unprecedented temporal and spatial granularity.

Soon you'll be able to visit our new website for complete information about our lab and pur research.

Meanwhile, please visit the Google earth application:

Google Earth Engine application.


Publications of The AI and Global Development Lab

Team of The AI and Global Development Lab