Machine learning recipes

Walk throughs and demonstrations of machine learning applications with code snippets and repo guidance.

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1 August 2017
2 min read
Automatically downloading video content from different types of web sources can be tricky. Not every website hosts files the same way, and sometimes hosting providers try to prevent people from programmatically downloading stuff. Thankfully, we have an algorithm for that! What is the Smart Video Downloader? The...
25 July 2017
4 min read
Sifting through unlabelled videos can be difficult and time-consuming. Even for the most seasoned analyst, fatigue leads to mistakes. Whether you’re trying to detect anomalies in mission-critical infrastructure — or you just want to find all of the segments in your vacation videos that contain...
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...
18 July 2017
4 min read
Style transfer is a term used for reimagining an image with the style of a given piece of art. Recently, various research groups have proposed different approaches to do style transfer. Generally speaking, there are trade-offs between these different techniques. For example, in one of our previous spotlights...
13 July 2017
9 min read
Sam Trammell and Rustina Wesley from True Blood Earlier this week we introduced Face Recognition, a trainable model that is hosted on Algorithmia. This model enables you to train images of people that you want the model to recognize and then you can pass in unseen images to the model to get a prediction...
11 July 2017
9 min read
Have you ever wondered how companies like Facebook automatically tag millions of user images? Or did you find yourself in a situation where you want to automate tagging people in images… perhaps with tens of thousands of images? Or maybe you just want to build a simple TV show celebrity classifier...
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...
27 June 2017
2 min read
media/ContentAwareResize is an algorithm that discovers the most important features of an image and attempts to preserve them when resizing, letting you resize images without cropping out what’s important. How it works media/ContentAwareResize works by utilizing two existing algorithms on our platform,...
22 June 2017
8 min read
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from Wikimedia Commons Earlier this week we introduced Censorface, an algorithm that finds the faces in images and then either blurs or puts a colored box over the faces to censor them. We thought it would be fun to pair it up with some of our video processing algorithms to...
19 June 2017
3 min read
Privacy issues are a big concern when recording public videos. Professional photographers and public institutions (such as police departments) run into this problem when publishing or releasing public images or footage. Generally speaking, professionals are required to obscure faces when there is a...