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Severstal: Steel Defect Detection

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Posted August 30, 2019

Steel is one of the most important building materials of modern times. Steel buildings are resistant to natural and man-made wear which has made the material ubiquitous around the world. To help make production of steel more efficient, this competition will help identify defects.

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Severstal is leading the charge in efficient steel mining and production. They believe the future of metallurgy requires development across the economic, ecological, and social aspects of the industry—and they take corporate responsibility seriously. The company recently created the country’s largest industrial data lake, with petabytes of data that were previously discarded. Severstal is now looking to machine learning to improve automation, increase efficiency, and maintain high quality in their production.

In this competition, you’ll help engineers improve the algorithm by localizing and classifying surface defects on a steel sheet.

The submission to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM UTC October 17, 2019.

Source: Kaggle.com

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