Datafluct

On March 30, Datafluct released the beta version of "DATAFLUCT discovery", which allows anyone to easily search for and detect objects from satellite images.

According to the Society 5.0 plan from the Cabinet Office, all economic activity is inseparably linked to big data. However, up to now satellite data has not been actively utilized because it is “expensive” and “requires analysis expertise”, and it has mainly been used only in the public sector such as disaster prevention and defense.

Using high-resolution satellite images and image search AI that applies deep learning, DATAFLUCT discovery searches for dynamic objects, such as shipping containers, gas tanks, cars, and ships, that were difficult to find using information from maps. The service allows satellite imagery to be used in the creation of business strategies, such as forecasting a competitor’s sales or a grain harvest, as well as in stock price forecasts, futures transactions and other investment decisions.

Society 1.0 refers to the period when human society was based on hunting and gathering; Society 2.0 to agricultural society; Society 3.0 to industrial society; and Society 4.0 to information society. The Cabinet Office website defines Society 5.0 as "a human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space."