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Machine learning to find spy planes

#machinelearning: Machine learning to find spy planes #data

  • Last year, BuzzFeed News went looking for surveillance flight paths from the FBI and Homeland Security.
  • They used machine learning — a random forest algorithm to be more specific — to find the spy planes, which as you might expect tended to circle around more than normal flights.

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@MaarekClaire: #machinelearning: Machine learning to find spy planes #data

Last year, BuzzFeed News went looking for surveillance flight paths from the FBI and Homeland Security. Peter Aldhous describes how they did it. They used machine learning — a random forest algorithm to be more specific — to find the spy planes, which as you might expect tended to circle around more than normal flights.

Machine learning to find spy planes