StreetScore: Predicting the Perceived Safety of One Million Streetscapes

Using a computer

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Sat, Jul 26th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using a computational model, the StreetScore website lets you pick a location on a map and show off just how safe it would be perceived by a person. More information on the paper here (PDF).

StreetScore is an algorithm that assigns a score to a street view based on how safe it looks to a human — but using a computer (see FAQ). This website is a collection of map visualizations of perceived safety of street views from cities in the US as predicted by StreetScore. We will be releasing a map of perceived safety for a new city each week. The StreetScore algorithm was created by Nikhil Naik as part of a collaboration between the Macro Connections group and the Camera Culture group at MIT Media Lab. Jade Philipoom created the visualizations presented in the StreetScore website.

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