In the last post, I just tried the TensorFlow for object classification (TF Classify). This time I installed all four demos of the TensorFlow Mobile for Android according to this tutorial: TensorFlow Lite Demo for Android. They are awesome 😛
If you like Google’s open-source machine learning framework, TensorFlow, do not miss this “TensorFlow For Poets“. I went through the tutorial this afternoon and found it is super Awesome. See the photos below, I first tested it on the coffee mug from my Intern company, Aurecon Group. I used the virtual device, Nexus 5X, from Android Studio 3.0.1 on MacBook Air 11′ (Do not do this unless you have enough SSD 😛 ).
Then, I successfully installed the compiled app (TF_Classify) on my XIAO MI – 4C (MIUI 9.0 – Android 7.0) and tested it on my coffee mug at home.
You can download and install it on your own Android devices from the following link:
The original program is written in Python, and uses [PyTorch], [SciPy]. A GPU is not necessary but can provide a significant speedup especially for training a new model. Regular sized images can be styled on a laptop or desktop using saved models.
More details about the algorithm could be found in the following papers:
This post is talking about how to setup a basic developing environment of Google’s TensorFlow on Windows 10 and apply the awesome application called “Image style transfer”, which is using the convolutional neural networks to create artistic images based on the content image and style image provided by the users.
The early research paper is “A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style” by Leon A. Gatys, Alexander S. Ecker, and Matthias Bethge on arXiv. You could also try their website application on DeepArt where there are a lot of amazing images uploaded by the people all over the world. DeepArt has apps on Google Play and App Store, but I suggest you use a much faster app Prisma, which is as awesome as DeepArt! [More to read: Why-does-the-Prisma-app-run-so-fast].
I am using the song above to thank you all for your help and support in the past. You know that I have spent the last three years (2014-2017) in pursuing my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and got a plan to be graduated in 2018.
A few days ago, I updated my Windows 10 to version 1709 and found out that Microsoft added the GPU monitor in the Task Manager which I thought is awesome for ML developers and researchers.
Here is a screen capture of the official MNIST codes running Tensorflow-GPU on my Desktop. It is clear to see that the GTX 960 uses about 3.5GB memory out of 4.0GB to train the ConvNets, which is much faster than the CPU computing.
As we all know, the TensorFlow is very powerful and mature deep learning library with strong visualization capabilities and several options to use for high-level model development. PyTorch is still young framework which is getting momentum fast.
I strongly suggest CS and IT researchers/engineers learn both of them.
Tensorflow will be a good option if you are developing models for production or on mobile platforms, maybe in the future for large-scale distributed model training. Because it has good community support and comprehensive documentation, it is easier to find answers and get helps online.
Well, PyTorch is a good fit if you are doing research or your production are not very demanding.
Personly, I think Pytorch has better development and debugging experience.
The amazing website http://playground.tensorflow.org can help you open a Neural Network on your Web Browser. The GUI is mind blowing, and you could download all the codes to study or to build your own project.
Now, The Good News! Amro and Ray Phan have created the MATLAB version of the NN playground, it looks just like the GUI of the Tensorflow version. However, it is not tensorflow-based, it is built on the Neural Networks Toolbox of Matlab (>R2009b). The authors said they are inspired by the [TensorFlow Neural Networks Playground] interface readily available online, so they created a MATLAB implementation of the same Neural Network interface for using Artificial Neural Networks for regression and classification of highly nonlinear data. Continue reading “TensorFlow Neural Network Playground in Matlab”