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How I Used Computer Vision to Make Sense of My Fridge

As part of a groupwork for a postgraduate applied AI at Erasmus Brussels we made an object detection model to identify ingredients in a fridge.

Using Computer Vision to Accelerate Microbiology Research and Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Michael Shamash is a Master’s student in the Maurice Lab at Canada's McGill University. Michael used Roboflow to streamline the production of a model and iOS app for use in microbiology.

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.

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

Building vs. Buying a Computer Vision Platform

“You could do what Roboflow does yourself but…why would you?”-Jack Clark, Co-Founder of Anthropic, former Policy Directory at OpenAI, It’s no secret that building a computer vision

Using Computer Vision to Detect Package Deliveries

This post is a guest post written by Brian Egge. Brian works in finance, though this is a personal project. Many households are getting more packages delivered than ever before.

Football, Kaggle, Roboflow: Using Computer Vision to Tackle Helmet Safety

If you're searching for a dataset to use or are looking to improve your data science modeling skills, Kaggle is a great resource for free data and for competitions. For

Apple's M1 is up to 3.6x as fast at training machine learning models

We compared the Apple M1 chip to the Intel Core i5 chip on an object detection task using Create ML.

Share Your Datasets with the Computer Vision Community

Computer vision problems start with high quality image datasets. Fortunately, access to common image data is increasingly easier. Datasets like Microsoft's COCO dataset and the Pascal VOC dataset provide a

Introducing an Improved Shear Augmentation

Today, we introduce a new and improved shear augmentation. We'll walk through some details on the change, as well as some intuition and results backing up our reasoning.

What is a Label Map?

In this post, we will demystify the label map by discussing the role that it plays in the computer vision annotation process. Then we will get hands on with some real life examples using a label map.

Getting Started with LabelMe - Computer Vision Annotation

In this post, we will walk through how to jumpstart your image annotation process using LabelMe, a free, open source labeling tool. Labeling images from the public aerial maritime dataset

The Train, Validation, Test Split and Why You Need It

At Roboflow, we often get asked, what is the train, validation, test split and why do I need it? The motivation is quite simple: you should separate you data into train, validation, and test splits to prevent your model from overfitting and to accurately evaluate your model. T

Tackling the Small Object Problem in Object Detection

Detecting small objects is one of the most challenging and important problems in computer vision. In this post, we will discuss some of the strategies we have developed at Roboflow

Introducing a Thermal Infrared Dataset for Object Detection

Computer vision is performed on a wide array of imaging data: photographs, screenshots, videos. Commonly, this data is captured in similar perception to how humans see – along the visible red,

Introducing an Improved Hard Hat Dataset for Computer Vision in Workplace Safety

In a given year, approximately 65,000 workers wearing hard hats incur head injuries in the workplace, of which over one thousand ultimately die. Workplace safety regulations exist to protect

Using Computer Vision to Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As global coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, troubling stories of hospital shortages, deaths, and disrupted communities fill the news. Frankly, it can leave one feeling disempowered – especially when the

Introducing an Improved PlantDoc Dataset for Plant Disease Object Detection

The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. Technology is powering the next generation of yield increases. Computer

Releasing an Improved Blood Count and Cell Detection (BCCD) Dataset

Computer vision is revolutionizing medical diagnoses by assisting doctors with patterns they may not have seen or identifying an error they may have overlooked. Thus, it's unsurprising one of the

A popular self-driving car dataset is missing labels for hundreds of pedestrians

And that's a problem that is extremely dangerous. Machine learning, the process of teaching computer algorithms to perform new tasks by example, is poised to transform industries from agriculture to