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April 26, 2018

Results of The First Trustless Machine Learning Contract

Two of the most interesting things potentially ever are happening in our lifetime: the rise of machine learning and the blockchain revolution.

Machine Learning (ML) systems have been able to surpass humans in many problem domains. These systems are now better at lip reading, speech recognition, ...

February 26, 2018

Trustless Machine Learning Contracts: Evaluating and Exchanging Machine Learning Models on the Ethereum Blockchain

Machine Learning algorithms are being developed and improved at an incredible rate, but are not necessarily getting more accessible to the broader community. That's why today Algorithmia is announcing DanKu, a new blockchain-based protocol for evaluating and purchasing ML models on a public...

November 15, 2017

Advanced Algorithm Design

We host more than 4000 algorithms for over 50k developers. Here is a list of best practices we've identified for designing advanced algorithms. We hope this can help you and your team.

October 19, 2017

Adding multilingual support to any algorithm: pre-translation in NLP

We often get asked about if we're planning on adding any non-English NLP algorithms. As much as we would love to train NLP models on other languages, there aren't many usable training datasets in these languages. And, due to the linguistic structure of these languages, training with pre-existing...

September 12, 2017

Automagically Picking the Best Social-Sharing Images for your Article

Your website publishes thousands of articles each day. Your writers create stories, embed images, and tag them for SEO purposes. It's your job to share them out on social media... but you're struggling to keep up with the volume.

After coming up with a snappy tagline, you still have to select the...

July 18, 2017

Style Transfer with StyleThief

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...

July 11, 2017

Quickly Building a Face Recognizer

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...

June 19, 2017

Censoring Faces Automatically

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...

June 13, 2017

Automatic Scene Detection

Hundreds of thousands of videos are uploaded each day to Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other sites. One of the many issues that these services face is the extraction of useful metadata. At Algorithmia, we've been automating a lot of this process, enabling rapid auto-tagging and...

February 21, 2017

Introduction to Horizon Line Estimation

Single image horizon line estimation is one of the most fundamental geometric problems in computer vision. Knowledge of the horizon line – the level of the viewer’s eye – enables a wide variety of applications, like detecting pedestrians or vehicles, and adjusting the perspective of photographs.

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