The Simple + Practical Path to Machine Learning Capability: A Common Benchmark Task

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Here we introduce optical character recognition as a common benchmark task in modern machine learning, and show how to implement a simple model. Being able to experiment with machine learning models is the first step towards capability! Scientific learning process –> machine learning process In the previous post, we introduced machine learning as a principled… Read more

Exploring Computer Vision (Part III): Improving Security Cameras with Machine Learning

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Welcome back to our three part series on computer vision. In the previous posts, we discussed convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and how transfer learning allows us to reuse pre-trained CNNs. This post will assume that you have a basic understanding of CNNs and transfer learning; we encourage you to reread the first two posts if… Read more

Stock Image Similarity with Image Features (or How a Program is More Fashionable than Me)

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Recognizing patterns comes naturally to us. Whether we’re learning a new language, guessing the artist of a song we’re hearing for the first time, or even recognising an old friend, our brains use patterns to simplify complex mental tasks. In fact, our brains are so hardwired to use pattern recognition as a shortcut, we even… Read more

Sentiment HQ Sets a New Accuracy Standard

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“Cutting edge.” It’s usually one of those overused phrases scattered all over company websites to add some marketing pizazz. Everything you see here is on the cutting edge. Yet, it’s perfect for describing Sentiment HQ, one of our newest machine learning models. If you’re not too sure what “sentiment analysis” is, it basically involves using… Read more

Writing an API with Tornado

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CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS! Our API servers at indico are written in Python using Tornado as a server framework. Tornado is a Python web framework and asynchronous networking library originally developed at FriendFeed. By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections. Some of the APIs we provide take some… Read more