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Monday, September 21, 2015

Personal Photos Model Using Deep Learning



I've spent the last year going deep into deep learning, machine vision, and autonomous systems. I've completed two Coursera courses, Andrew Ng's Introduction to Machine Learning and Geoffrey Hinton's Neural Networks course. I've also been trying to stay on top of the (crazy flood) of deep learning literature via Arxiv.org. I've been doing this part time in the evenings and weekends while I work at Dropbox, generally via the colearning study groups I host weekly.

A few months ago I wanted to ground the theoretical knowledge I've been gaining with an actual coding project before taking more courses. Nothing like trying to actually apply what you've been learning to humble you :)

The attempt was to allow someone to train a neural network over their personal photo collection in order to do face detection on the people in those photos. They could then organize the photos by those people into automatic groups.

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