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Semantic Segmentation with Deep Learning: A guide and code

Semantic SegmentationWhat is semantic segmentation?Most people in the deep learning and computer vision communities understand what image …

Deep Learning

DIY Raspberry Pi Wall Calendar Display Project

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a project to keep them busy may be interested in a new DIY Raspberry Pi wall calendar which has been created …

Raspberry Pi

MIT's depression-detecting AI might be its scariest creation yet

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently developed a neural network that predicts, with a relatively high level of accuracy, the likelihood a person has a cognitive impairment. If you don’t mind speaking loosely, you could call it a depression detector.<p>It’s not, but …

Cognitive Impairment

How to build an image recognition app in React Native in 30 minutes

For a few months now I've been fascinated by React Native, and having already done some development in the Ionic framework I was excited by how well …

JavaScript

Machine Learning for Photographers: Image Tracking

Basic idea: as a photographer, if you’re shooting street photography (or photographing anything that is moving), you are tracking the movement of the …

Machine Learning

What is the 500 Rule in Photography?

If you’re into night sky photography in any way then it’s only a matter of time before you run across somebody talking about the “500 Rule” – …

Shutter Speed

Choosing a Lens for Storytelling in Photography

We often spend time choosing a lens for its technical qualities but there’s something more important. The sharpest lens in the world isn’t going to …

Landscape Photography

Using a Polarizing Filter to Capture Amazing Images

Chances are you’ve seen photos that were captured using polarizers before. You know, those beautiful, striking images… the landscapes that feature a …

Landscape Photography

Microsoft's AI-powered Sketch2Code builds websites and apps from drawings

Released on GitHub, Microsoft's AI-powered developer tool can shave hours off web and app building<p>Microsoft has developed an AI-powered web design …

Artificial Intelligence

The Secret Weapon for Better Night Photography Is This Filter

<i>Photography at night can bring mystery, viewer curiosity, and (when done right) rich color to your work.</i><p>It’s common knowledge that at night you …

Digital Photography

Google releases open source reinforcement learning framework for training AI models

Reinforcement learning — an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that uses rewards (or punishments) to drive agents in the direction of specific goals — trained the systems that defeated Alpha Go world champions and mastered Valve’s Dota 2. And it’s a core part of Google subsidiary DeepMind’s …

Machine Learning

Everything You Need to Know About Macro Photography

Many photographers today want to know how to take macro pictures, thanks to a growing number of beautiful images online of small plants, animals, and …

Nature Photography

The best portable hard drive

The 2 TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim earns the top spot for its reliability.<p><i>By Justin Krajeski</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full portable</i> …

Portable

100 best photography quotes from famous photographers

As well as taking some of the most celebrated images in the world, many famous photographers have plenty of inspirational things to say about their …

Street Photography

Can data reveal the saddest number one song ever?

Data journalist Miriam Quick put Spotify’s new algorithm to the test, analysing over 1000 tracks to find the saddest pop songs to top the charts. The results were surprising.<p>When I was 15 I discovered The Smiths, a band whose name had by then long been synonymous with misery. But it was Morrissey’s …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Cinematography of Stranger Things

<i>Stranger Things</i> has an 80s Stephen King-cum-teen horror flick that makes the show stand out in addition to its writing and performances. The show is …

Cinematography

10 Photography Ideas

Some simple photography tips and ideas for you to start shooting more! 1. Shoot from inside a car window, and use the window frame as a “frame in a …

Photography

15 best-selling photography courses you can take online — for every skill level

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>CreativeLive<p>Of all the artistic careers and hobbies, photography remains one of the most popular. And thanks to the accessibility and …

Hobbies

This fake news detection algorithm outperforms humans

When researchers working on developing a machine learning-based tool for detecting fake news realized there wasn’t enough data to train their algorithms, they did the only rational thing: They crowd-sourced hundreds of bullshit news articles and fed them to the machine.<p>The algorithm, which was …

Machine Learning

Machine learning: How to create a recommendation engine

What do Russian trolls, Facebook, and US elections have to do with machine learning? Recommendation engines are at the heart of the central feedback …

Machine Learning

13 Incredibly Useful Articles For Getting Started With Black and White Landscape Photography

While landscapes is the end goal of this advice list, it is not the only focus: After all, if you don’t even know that the art of capturing black and …

Linear compression in python: PCA vs unsupervised feature selection

We illustrate the application of two linear compression algorithms in python: Principal component analysis (PCA) and least-squares feature selection. …

Data Science

Creating Over-Under Water Images

I never tire of creating over-under water images, a technique advanced and popularized by National Geographic photographer David Doubilet. The …

Street Photography International Awards 2018 goes on show in London

Leica's London gallery is showing a portfolio of images by the winner of the Street Photography International Awards 2018. The pictures by …

AI4ALL Open Learning brings free and accessible AI education online with the support of Google.org

Increasingly, AI is everywhere. By now, you’ve probably heard that AI will impact most industries. In fact, the number of AI- and data-related roles …

Raspberry Pi-style computers: The latest boards for you to try

While the Pi strikes a fine balance between performance, price and usability, newer boards are delivering higher specs at a premium price.<p>The …

How to shoot a golden triangle composition in street photography

Practical Golden Triangle composition tips when shooting street photography:<p>1. Photograph someone as they’re exiting your frame<p>2. Place your subject …

Forecasting Market Movements Using Tensorflow

Multi-Layer Perceptron for Classification<p>Is it possible to create a neural network for predicting daily market movements from a set of standard …

Raspberry Pi Receives Official TensorFlow Artificial Intelligence Framework Support

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested to know that the Google Machine learning software TensorFlow offering and artificial intelligence …