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Jacob Solawetz

Jacob Solawetz

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

Launch: Instance Segmentation Projects

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 annotating easier.

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's New in YOLOS?

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

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

Introducing 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.

How to Train YOLOR on a Custom Dataset

The YOLO family recently got a new champion - YOLOR: You Only Learn One Representation. In this post, we will walk through how you can train YOLOR to recognize object detection data for your custom use case.

An Introduction to ImageNet

The ImageNet dataset is long-standing landmark in computer vision. The impact ImageNet has had on computer vision research is driven by the dataset's size and semantic diversity. Let's dive into

What is the JAX Deep Learning Framework?

You've probably heard of TensorFlow and PyTorch, and maybe you've even heard of MXNet - but there is a new kid on the block of machine learning frameworks - Google's JAX.

The Joys of Sharing Models on OpenCV's Modelplace

If we could all get together and share our model creation and deployments, that would be a very good thing for the computer vision community. Modelplace is a big step in that direction.

License Plate Detection and OCR on an NVIDIA Jetson

In this blog, we discuss how to train and deploy a custom license plate detection model to the NVIDIA Jetson. While we focus on the detection of license plates in particular, this guide also provides an end-to-end guide on deploying custom computer vision models to your NVIDIA Jetson on the edge.