Researchers use AI, big data and machine learning to find best place in the world to live.
Zach Emmanuel | March 20, 2018
West Perth in Australia and Hebden Bridge in the UK are among the top locations ranked by machine learning tool in SAS project. Researchers at analytics firm SAS claim to have created an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can rank the best places to live in the world using a range of publicly available data sources. Drawing on more than five million data points sourced from social media sites, trip review websites, geodata and international agencies, SAS’s Paradise Found project ranked 150,000 places across 193 countries – and Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, emerged top in the UK. The AI’s algorithm used the characteristics of each location in eight categories: healthcare, environment, culture, education and employment, living expense, safety and infrastructure, restaurants and shopping, and attractiveness for families.