Ewa Guard = Computer Vision locating illegally dumped tires

Original article was published by Marcin Rojek on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


Ewa Guard = Computer Vision locating illegally dumped tires

As I wrote in my previous post here, during the third weekend of September 2020 we organized the first event for drones’ operators. The goal was to take as many as possible aerial photos so that Ewa Guard could analyze them and locate illegally dumped tires.

Ewa Guard locates illegal dumping areas

The response was much better than expected! Tens of drones’ operators across Poland joined the initiative and literally withing the first hours generated hundreds of gigabytes of data. THANK YOU!

Out of sheer curiosity, we of course briefly looked at the pictures and sadly said: “there are no tires!”. But then we sent all of them to Ewa Guard for AI-assisted analysis and were quite surprised seeing how far from the truth we actually were! I have uploaded the results below.

I am super excited as first of all, the system delivered results in real-life scenarios and we are already updating the map of the clean world. Secondly, we got so many images and these will allow us to train Ewa Guard to detect dumped plastic bags and other types of trash as well. Thank you once again. This project is a real proof of how powerful community we are building around Ewa Guard. We are now thinking of organizing such events on a regular basis. Plus, we are working on a few cool ideas as well. I will keep you posted. Follow us on social to stay up to date.

Meanwhile, people interested in participating in pilot actions should contact us by e-mail: pawel@resqfoundation.pl or EwaGuard@byteLAKE.com .

Here are a couple of images Ewa Guard analyzed this time:

Ewa Guard locates dumped tires
Ewa Guard locates dumped tires
Ewa Guard locates dumped tires
Ewa Guard locates dumped tires
Ewa Guard locates dumped tires