Landmark Hosts Emerging Technologies Hackathon To Inspire AI And Machine Learning Innovation

Landmark Hosts Emerging Technologies Hackathon To Inspire AI And Machine Learning Innovation

Landmark Information Group, the property, land and environmental data specialist, is hosting its second Emerging Technologies Hackathon of 2018 at multiple locations around the UK this week.

With three primary offices connected and collaborating via Surface Hubs, over 50 software engineers, data experts and product specialists are collaborating on a number of projects that will provide new mechanisms for understanding land usage, enhancing historic environmental datasets, and gleaning fresh insight in to land sustainability and urban change management to support legal and property professionals.

The teams are being joined on location by members of Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Architecture team for AI and Advanced Analytics, who have been actively supporting Landmark’s recent developer events. In addition, remote support is being provided by Patryk Laurent, the Daily Mail & General Trust’s (DMGT) Group Director of Emerging Technology, who is participating from California.

Kris Clark, Group Head of AI, said “Our first event in July saw eighteen teams come together to use new tech solutions to tackle a series of business and data problems we had defined. This included everything from image and language recognition, document reading, extraction of unstructured datasets, and bot frameworks that could potentially be deployed to enable new capabilities in our numerous customer facing service environments and applications.

“One of the most successful outcomes from the event was a project that detects and tracks changes between historic mapping, modern mapping and aerial imagery over fixed periods of time.

“When we storyboarded what the underlying machine learning processes were achieving, we were able to derive a number of possible use cases for this type of intelligence in the worlds of PropTech, LegalTech and EnviroTech. Eight of these potential applications are now being experimented further at this week’s event.”

Added Patryk Laurent: “We are excited to see DMGT-operating companies supporting the group strategy of leveraging advanced technologies in innovative ways. These Hackathon events demonstrate how new solutions emerge from the combination of hard-earned domain expertise, unique data insights, and recent advances in machine learning and cloud computing.”

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About Landmark Information

Landmark Information is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping and environmental risk reports for property professionals.

It provides environmental, planning and other location-based risk information to the residential and commercial property sectors in England, Wales and Scotland, supporting legal and conveyancing professionals in their property due diligence, in line with the Law Society and SRA requirements.  

Landmark’s data and reports interpret risk and provide clear, concise guidance and solutions (where risk is identified) to ensure that conveyancers meet regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring transactions progress as smoothly as possible with purchasers able to make fully-informed decisions.

Landmark’s RiskView all-in-one environmental reports, offer a unique online viewer to help legal professionals and consumers understand and visualise potential risks at a given address. It provides concise and easy-to-interpret Contaminated Land, Flood, Ground Hazards and Energy & Infrastructure risk data, as well as interactive maps and further information for the buyer.  RiskView reports are available for both residential and commercial transactions.

In addition, the Landmark Academy was launched to help property lawyers and conveyancers meet the evolving training requirements, while maintaining competencies. The Academy provides guidance on Landmark reports, includes on-demand webinars and a range of supporting materials, and is available to access free of charge.

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