March 20, 2017

Making University Research Discoverable and Accessible

One of the most rewarding parts of working at Algorithmia is that we get to collaborate with amazing university researchers across the globe.

Last May, Richard Zhang, Philip Isola, and Alexei A. Efros from the University of Berkeley Vision Lab published their work "Colorful Image Colorization."...

March 14, 2017

Emergent // Future - Google Buys Kaggle, A Chatbot for Refugees, and more!

Issue 44 This week we take a look at why Google bought Kaggle, a chatbot that gives free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, our favorite reads, and some things to try at home.

March 07, 2017

Introduction to Color Scheme Extraction

As an artist, inspiration can come from anywhere: a particular texture, a design, or even a color scheme.

Instead of spending hours painstakingly extracting the hex codes from all of the important sections of an image, what if there was a way to automatically extract the most important parts of...

March 02, 2017

Introduction to Computer Vision

Computer vision is behind some of the most interesting recent advances in technology. From algorithms that can identify skin cancer as well as dermatologists to cars that drive themselves, it's computer vision algorithms that are behind these advances.

While CV algorithms have been around in...

February 28, 2017

Emergent // Future - Cloud GPUs, Deploying Deep Learning Models, Applied ML, and more

Issue 43 This week we look at Google's new cloud GPUs, how to deploy deep learning models in the cloud, and what applied machine learning looks like at Facebook, Pinterest and others.

February 23, 2017

How to Rotate Images in Python Using a Horizon Detection Algorithm

When we look at an image, it’s fairly easy to detect the horizon line.

For computers, this task is somewhat more difficult: they need to understand the basic structure of the image, locate edges which might indicate a horizon, and pare out the edges which do not matter. Fortunately, Algorithmia...

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.

February 21, 2017

Emergent // Future: TensorFlow 1.0, the Ultimate Breakthrough, Ford Invests $1B Into AI

Issue 42 This week we look at Google's release of  TensorFlow 1.0, what the Microsoft CEO thinks the ultimate breakthrough is, why Ford is investing $1B into AI, our top reads of the week, and things to try at home.

February 14, 2017

Build Your Own Language Detection Microservice

If you read our recent post on language detection, you already know how easy it is to use Algorithmia’s services to identify which language a given piece of text is written in.

Now let’s put that into action to perform a specific task: organizing documents into language-specific folders.

We’ll...

February 14, 2017

Emergent // Future: Staying Relevant, Let's Enhance!, and a Portrait by Neural Networks

Issue 41 This week we look at what it means to stay relevant in the AI age, how you can make your own image "enhance" button like on CSI Miami, what we're reading this week and things to try at home!

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