Object Detection you own this product

intermediate Python (particularly TensorFlow or PyTorch) • intermediate knowledge of image-based object detection principles • intermediate knowledge of image visualization
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import computer vision datasets from other platforms like Roboflow• merge two or more object detection datasets and their annotations on Roboflow • set up training, test, and validation datasets for object detection • train and evaluate three variants of DETR models for construction vehicle detection
Anuradha Kar
1 week · 5-7 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you'll spearhead the development of AI-aided surveillance software for construction site supervision. You’ll build two computer vision applications capable of detecting construction vehicles and their types across a large worksite and a more powerful model that can detect building defects such as cracks and fissures. Start by working with a pre-trained DETR model, then explore the Roboflow platform to assist you as you create a multi-class object detection dataset from multiple datasets with non-identical classes. With these datasets, you will train different transformer models for object detection to identify construction vehicles and cracks in buildings.

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Anuradha Kar
Anuradha Kar is a researcher at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, working on deep learning applications in drug discovery. Before this, she worked at the Paris Brain Institute on applying attention-based deep learning models to understanding the evolution of Alzheimer's disease and at École normale supérieure de Lyon in France on deep learning-based analysis of 3D bio-image datasets. She has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2021, she published a liveProject series with Manning Publications titled Transfer Learning for Dicom Image Classification.


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