CNBC Pro Talks: Orbital's James Crawford

James Crawford, founder of Orbital Insight, discusses how his firm uses satellite data to inform economic decision making.

Crawford explains how he can get more accurate data on China's economy, agriculture, and the oil market via satellites than governments can through traditional means.

Crawford is an artificial intelligence expert and former engineering director of Google Books.

The interview comes courtesy of Real Vision, a video on-demand platform for finance which features engaging, long-form interviews with these type of guests every week.