Boinc project anyone?
Please let this become a Boinc project! It would fit exactly the scope of Boinc. Send out work packages with Hubble images and let everyone participate in analysing them for NASA.
What's not to like?
As astronomical datasets head towards the petabyte scale, they'll be too big for even crowd-sourced labelling and analysis, so a pair of Brit boffins are working on teaching computers to see and label galaxies in Hubble images. In doing so, they believe the algorithm they've created (a combination of “growing neural gas” or …
well I'd say they will put in a "Hey, that's funny... " flag somewhere. The whole idea of these things is basically to identify ( and categorise) the Normal Stuff automatically and hopefully accurately.
After all, the real trick is not picking out what you expect to be there, but the things that "shouldn't" be..
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