What an interesting day yesterday at DGI 2018! Quite a variety of speakers and topics. It was interesting to see some of the topics focussing on the type of activities we at Envitia have been investigating in the applied research division. Topics such as; understanding and visualising uncertainty, how to manage conflation of data from multiple sources, are familiar to us from some of the research we have undertaken over the last few years for Dstl. They seem to be coming more mainstream today.
There were lots of discussions around the role of AI, machine learning and deep learning and how the human analyst should work with these technologies. Should the Human-machine relationship be reworked, should we look at the way we educate analysts to enable them to challenge the processes that are established in the GEOINT community?
Lots of questions, some ideas about answers, but what was clear is that progress in the Geospatial Intelligence domain is, and needs to, move ever faster in order to simply keep up with the proliferation of data.
by Alan Crisp, Head of Defence Solutions, Envitia Ltd
Attending DGI 2018, Royal Lancaster London, January 22-January 24, 2018