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Citizen science project puts people to work classifying photos of the Red Planet – The Washington Post

AI4Mars lets participants help rovers figure out where it’s safe to drive on Mars.



AI4Mars, a citizen science project, puts users to work classifying photos of the Red Planets sandy, dusty surface. It was designed to help NASAs Mars rovers identify hazardous terrain.
Participants comb through images of Mars surface and label sandy, soily and rocky terrain and ID big rocks. The data will be used to train neural networks that will eventually help current and future Mars rovers figure out where its safe to drive in a system similar to the one self-driving cars use to avoid road …

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