Road from Above is partly based on my Australia Postgraduate Intern Projects (Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Feature Extraction) within Aureon Group in Melbourne.
Aurecon’s experts, across Cape Town, Melbourne and Auckland offices, have been teamed up to develop and test approaches that capture and validate new and existing measurements of the metropolitan road network. Due to the confidentiality, we reduced the resolutions of the aerial images and only opened limited results on the public domain at https://roadsfromabove.netlify.com/. Thanks to Greg More, the design of this website got the best feedback from the workshop (Visualization for AI Explainability) of the IEEE VIS 2018 conference in Berlin, Germany
Visualization for AI Explainability: Projections and Dimensionality Reduction. The goal of this workshop is to initiate a call for “explainable” that explain how AI techniques work using visualizations. We believe the VIS community can leverage their expertise in creating visual narratives to bring new insight into the often obfuscated complexity of AI systems.
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Continue my last post Image Style Transfer Using ConvNets by TensorFlow (Windows), this article will introduce the Fast Neural Style Transfer by PyTorch on MacOS.
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:
- Perceptual Losses for Real-Time Style Transfer and Super-Resolution ;
- Instance Normalization: The Missing Ingredient for Fast Stylization.
If you could not download the papers, here are the Papers.
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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].
Moreover, I strongly recommend the formal paper Image Style Transfer Using Convolutional Neural Networks by the same authors published on CVPR-2016. This paper gives more details about how this method works. In short, the following two figures cover the idea behind the magic.
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Thanks to the Editors and Board of WIREs for supporting me. As an independent reviewer, I will be fair to everyone and never give in to the “scientific mafia” and “citation cartels”.
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (WIREs) (Impact Factor: 2.541)
When I am using TensorFlow on my MacBook Air, I always get annoyed by the warnings comes from nowhere, so I followed the documentation below to build TensorFlow sources into a TensorFlow binary and installed it successfully. In theory, this will make the TF running faster on my machine.
Here is the document:
If you are a Mac user, you could download the TF binary from here:
Then, you could use conda to initialize an environment with Python=3.6 and install TF by typing:
sudo pip install tensorflow-1.8.0-py2-none-any.whl
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This is the 3rd post about my implementation of TensorFlow Apps on my Android Phone.
This time I fixed one small bug in the app of “TF Detect” so the object tracking function could work. The project is compiled by “cmake“ with NDK Archives in this version. You can download the new “apk files here: Tensorflow_Demo_Debug.apk.
“Once the app is installed it can be started via the “TF Classify”, “TF Detect”, “TF Stylize”, and “TF Speech” icons, which have the orange TensorFlow logo as their icon.
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This project is forked from zbar library, I added some modifications, so webcam can be used as an image reader to detect QR and Barcodes.
Continue reading “QR Code Detector with Webcam (Python / OpenCV / Pyzbar)”
Python is a great general-purpose programming language on its own, but with the help of a few popular libraries (Numpy, SciPy, Matplotlib, TensorFlow) it becomes a powerful environment for scientific computing and data analysis.
I start sharing my notebooks on learning Python and TensorFlow, here is my GitHub repository: Data_Science_Python.
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