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Jacob Solawetz

Jacob Solawetz

Machine Learning @ Roboflow - building tools and artifacts like this one to help practitioners solve computer vision.

Roboflow 100 📸

Roboflow 100 (RF100) is a crowdsourced object detection benchmark. The dataset consists of 100 datasets, 7 imagery domains, 224,714 images, and 829 class labels with over 11,170 labeling hours.

What is YOLOv7? A Complete Guide.

In this post, we break down the internals of how YOLOv7 works and the novel research involved in its construction.

What is YOLOv6? A Beginner's Guide.

In this blog, we give a rundown of the changes made in YOLOv6 and our initial assessments of the new network and repository.

CVPR 2022 - Best Papers and Highlights

In this post, we take the opportunity to reflect on the computer vision research landscape at CVPR 2022 and highlight our favorite research papers and themes.

Train and Deploy YOLOS Transformer On a Custom Dataset

In this post, we showcase training and deploying YOLOS end to end, from labeling your data, to training your model, to deploying your model on AWS for inference.

What is Instance Segmentation? A Guide with Roboflow.

We are excited to release support for instance segmentation projects on Roboflow. Instance segmentation allows your computer vision model to know the specific outline of an object in an image, unlocking new use cases for Roboflow in your application.

How to Train Detectron2 for Custom Instance Segmentation

A walk through on how to train Detectron2 to segment your custom objects from any image by providing our model with example training data.

CVAT - Getting Started with Computer Vision Annotation Tool

DIY labeling with CVATCVAT is an OpenCV project that provides easy labeling for computer vision datasets. CVAT allows you to utilize an easy to use interface to make computer vision

Introducing New and Improved Roboflow Train

Over the last year, thousands of custom computer vision models have been trained with Roboflow Train and millions of inferences have been made via Roboflow Deploy. Recently, we took a

What to Think About When Choosing Model Sizes

When training any machine learning model, you must trade off inference speed for accuracy. Larger models with more parameters are uniformly more accurate, and smaller models with fewer parameters are uniformly faster to infer.

Introducing the Roboflow Universe Dataset Research Internship

We are seeking an intern who would be interested in first-authoring the paper that introduces the Roboflow Universe Datasets.

SageMaker Studio Lab vs Google Colab

Recently, AWS released SageMaker Studio Lab, its competitor service to Google Colab. I dove into comparing Google Colab to Studio Lab and here is what I found.

Introducing the Roboflow Inference Widget

Now, you can easily test any model that has been trained with Roboflow Train by dragging an image file onto your dataset version page.

Florence: A New Foundation for Computer Vision

Microsoft Research recently released the foundational Florence model, setting the state of the art across a wide array of computer vision tasks.

What is YOLOS? What's New in the Model?

YOLOS - You Only Look At One Sequence is the newest, and potentially most impactful, iteration on the YOLO family of object detection models.

YOLOv5 v6.0 is here - new Nano model at 1666 FPS

With the v6.0 release, YOLOv5 further solidifies its position as the leading object detection model and repository.

How to Safely Install OpenCV on the Mac M1

Installing OpenCV on the M1 safely is difficult because the M1 operates on an arm64 architecture and most of your python libraries are compiled for amd64. Open this guide to avoid your otherwise inevitable demise.

Making a Handheld Card Counter on the OAK-D-Lite

The portability of the OAK-D-Lite gives us the power to bring computer vision powered solutions anywhere on earth - including your local casino!

How to Implement Object Tracking for Computer Vision

This post is a comprehensive guide on how to implement object tracking with your object detection model to track your custom objects

What is Zero Shot Object Tracking?

We are exciting to announce that you can now track objects frame over frame in video and camera stream using the Roboflow Inference API and the open source zero shot object tracking repository, without having to train a separate classifier for your object track features.

Transformers Take Over Object Detection

It seemed just like a matter of time... and now the Transformers neural networks have landed - Microsoft's DyHead achieves state of the art object detection using a Transformer backbone.

How to Train YOLOX On a Custom Dataset

The YOLO family continues to grow with the next model: YOLOX. In this post, we will walk through how you can train YOLOX to recognize object detection data for your custom use case.

5 Reasons to not Fully Outsource Labeling

So you're working on building a machine learning model, and you have hit the realization that you will need to annotate a lot of data to build a performant model. In the machine learning meta today, you will be bombarded with services offering to fully outsource your labeling woes.

Solving the Out of Scope Problem

When we are teaching a machine learning model to recognize items of interest, we often take a laser focus towards gathering a dataset that is representative of the task we want our algorithm to master.

Announcing Image Classification Support, End to End

We are excited to announce full support for image classification in Roboflow, from image collection and organization, to annotation, to custom training, and deployment.