NZ Stuff: Scientists can now figure out neighbourhood demographics using Google Street View photos

NZ Stuff: Scientists can now figure out neighbourhood demographics using Google Street View photos. “A team of computer scientists has derived accurate, neighbourhood-level estimates of the racial, economic and political characteristics of 200 US cities using an unlikely data source – Google Street View images of people’s cars. Published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the report details how the scientists extracted 50 million photographs of street scenes captured by Google’s Street View cars in 2013 and 2014.”