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30 August 2017
4 min read
Traveling Salesman is one of the classic NP-Hard problems: finding the optimal solution can take a long time, but there are some great shortcuts available which come close! Algorithmia now brings you a fast, near-optimal way to find the fastest route through multiple cities, thanks to the power of Genetic...
23 August 2017
4 min read
We have a lot of fun, heavy-hitting algorithms in our marketplace: deep-learning tools like Image Tagger and pipelining mechanisms such as Video Metadata Extraction are designed to bring the power of Machine Learning to your app via easy-to-use APIs. But sometimes, all you need to do is extract some...
9 August 2017
8 min read
The Document Classifier is a powerful tool for generating keyword predictions for your documents, whether they are chat transcripts, emails, historical documents, scientific abstracts, or any number of other possible sources. However, your predictions will only be as good as the dataset you’ve...
27 July 2017
6 min read
When we implemented InceptionNet, a microservice to detect and label objects (features) in photos, we knew it would be helpful. Then, we built out VideoMetadataExtraction, a video pipeline which allows you to run feature-detection algorithms (and others) on an entire video. This allowed for some really...
21 July 2017
6 min read
You may have already seen how to do style transfer via the StyleThief microservice in Python, but let’s take a different approach: what if I wanted to create a one-page website out of the service, without having to create any backend? That’s right: using only JavaScript and HTML, we’ll...
28 June 2017
7 min read
Earlier this week, we introduced media/ContentAwareResize, a microservice which crops images to any size… while ensuring that the important parts do not get removed! It does so by detecting important content (faces, etc) and centering the crop on these components, so you don’t accidentally...
8 June 2017
2 min read
Spreadsheets are an amazing tool. Whether you cut your teeth on Lotus 1-2-3, grew up with Excel, or hopped straight into the Google Docs universe, spreadsheets have been a key tool for everything from planning your personal finances to mulling over your KPIs. But, have you ever used a spreadsheet to...
30 May 2017
< 1 min read
Add emotion detection to your livestreaming service.  Find all the faces in your security tapes. Detect the make and model of every car that passes your shop.  Flag nudity in users’ uploaded videos. These are just a few of the cool things you can do with our powerful Video Metadata Extraction...
16 May 2017
8 min read
You may already be familiar with Algorithmia’s nudity detector for images, but thanks to recent changes which allow us to parallel-process each frame of a video, you can now detect which segments of a video may contain nudity. We’ll use this new microservice, video nudity detection, to create a...
8 May 2017
< 1 min read
Recently, we introduced you to Video Transform, a meta-algorithm which can take any of our image transformations — such as Colorization, Saliency, Style Transfer, or Resolution Enhancement — and apply it to a video instead! …but if picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth...