We are delighted to announce that a Cubica employee has won 3rd prize and was the highest UK ranked competitor in an International Data Science Challenge. The entry was made by one of our employees as a private individual, but made use of Cubica’s Deep Learning based object detection software. The challenge, which was sponsored by DSTL, MI5 and SIS, involved designing an algorithm and software for detecting and classifying vehicles in aerial imagery.The challenge was made complicated by the need to sub-classify different types of vehicles, and to ignore certain other types. This prize demonstrates the level of expertise that our employees hold, and illustrates how we are leveraging the latest in machine learning technology for real world problems. Read more about the challenge here.