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For the People, By the People

Computer vision, on the whole, is an ambitious undertaking. We are developing technology that can see the world as we see it - to recognize simple objects like trees and

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.

PP-YOLO Strikes Again - Record Object Detection at 68.9FPS

Object detection research is white hot! In the last year alone, we've seen the state of the art reached by YOLOv4, YOLOv5, PP-YOLO, and Scaled-YOLOv4. And now Baidu releases PP-YOLOv2, setting new heights in the object detection space.

Partnering with Luxonis and OpenCV for Seamless Deployment to OpenCV AI Kit

Deploying computer vision models to the edge is critical to unlocking new use cases like in places with limited internet connectivity or where minimal latency is essential. That might be

How We at Roboflow Do Remote Work

We'd like to think we've worked remotely pretty successfully: we raised a seed round, we've come in first place on the Pioneer leaderboard for a record-breaking 25-weeks in a row,

How to Use Roboflow with IBM Visual Recognition (IBM Watson vs Roboflow)

IBM recently announced they are shutting down IBM Visual Inspection, their product for creating custom computer vision models for classification and object detection. No new instances can be created and

Andrew Ng: "Deploying to production means you're halfway there."

Andrew Ng, the co-founder of Google Brain and Coursera and former Chief Scientist at Baidu, spoke at this week's Scale Transform conference on the transition from "big data" to "good

Webinar: How to Build a Detectron2 Model with Roboflow and Paperspace Gradient

Missed the event or looking for the recording? Check out the Roboflow + Paperspace Detectron2 webinar recording here and notebook here!Tomorrow, Roboflow and Paperspace are co-hosting a webinar teaching you

How We Built Paint.wtf, an AI Game with 150,000+ Submissions that Judges Your Art

Paint.wtf is an online game that uses AI to score user-submitted digital drawings to zany prompts like, "Draw a giraffe in the arctic" or "Draw a bumblebee loves capitalism.

5 Emerging Trends in Computer Vision Applications from OpenCV's AI Competition

As part of Roboflow's new partnership with OpenCV, I had the opportunity to be involved with the first round of the 2021 OpenCV AI Competition. If you haven't heard of

Roboflow and OpenCV Partner to Advance Computer Vision Capabilities for All Developers

OpenCV has been a key part of advancing computer vision capabilities for developers for over 20 years. The Open Source Computer Vision Library on Github has over 50,000 stars,

Liquid Neural Networks in Computer Vision

Excitement is building in the artificial intelligence community around MIT's recent release of liquid neural networks. The breakthroughs that Hasani and team have made are incredible. In this post, we will discuss the new liquid neural networks and what they might mean for the vision field.

Using Computer Vision to Help Win $1 Million in Mountain Dew's Big Game Contest

Last night during Super Bowl LV, Mountain Dew ran an ad featuring John Cena riding through a Mountain Dew-themed amusement park. Bottles are scattered all over the scene: neon signs

Announcing Roboflow’s Seed Round

Computer vision is a generational technology. Like the PC, internet, and mobile phones, computer vision’s impact will reshape every industry. In transportation, for example, the advent of machine vision

How to Try CLIP: OpenAI's Zero-Shot Image Classifier

Earlier this week, OpenAI dropped a bomb on the computer vision world.

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.

Unveiling Our New Limited Edition T-Shirt

A huge benefit of working for Roboflow is interacting with all the builders and creators using our platform. Every day, Roboflow users are experimenting with computer vision to solve fascinating

Scaled-YOLOv4 is Now the Best Model for Object Detection

(based on Microsoft COCO benchmarks) The object detection space remains white hot with the recent publication of Scaled-YOLOv4, establishing a new state of the art in object detection. Looking to

Software Engineering Daily Podcast

Roboflow co-founder Brad Dwyer was a guest on the Software Engineering Daily podcast. Listen on your favorite podcast app (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher), or see the full transcript below.

Roboflow Wins $15,000 Award

Roboflow is honored to be named as one of Iowa's most promising startups and one of the top 3 winners of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. The annual awards honor

Elisha Odemakinde Hosts Roboflow for a Fireside Chat

Recently, Roboflow machine learning engineer Jacob Solawetz sat down with Elisha Odemakinde, an ML researcher and Community Manager at Data Science Nigeria, for a Fireside chat. During the conversation, Jacob

Fast.ai v2 Released - What's New?

Fastai, the popular deep learning framework and MOOC releases fastai v2 with new improvements to the fastai library, a new online machine learning course, and new helper repositories. fastai's layered

Roboflow Joins Y Combinator's Summer 20 Batch

Roboflow is enabling any developer to use computer vision (without being a machine learning expert). Computer vision is the first technology that fundamentally allows us to rewrite human-computer interaction. Until

Deploy A Custom Model to the Luxonis OAK - A Quickstart Guide

This guide will take you the long distance from unlabeled images to a working computer vision model deployed and inferencing live at 15FPS on the affordable and scalable Luxonis OpenCV AI Kit (OAK) device.

PP-YOLO Surpasses YOLOv4 - State of the Art Object Detection Techniques

Baidu publishes PP-YOLO and pushes the state of the art in object detection research by building on top of YOLOv3, the PaddlePaddle deep learning framework, and cutting edge computer vision research.

The TensorFlow 2 Object Detection Library is Here

The TensorFlow Object Detection API has been upgraded to TensorFlow 2.0. We discuss here what the new library means for computer vision developers and why we are so excited

YOLOv5 New Version - Improvements And Evaluation

On June 25th, the first official version of YOLOv5 was released by Ultralytics. In this post, we will discuss the novel technologies deployed in the first YOLOv5 version and analyze

Responding to the Controversy about YOLOv5

We appreciate the machine learning community's feedback, and we're publishing additional details on our methodology.(Note: On June 14, we've incorporated updates from YOLOv4 author Alexey Bochkovskiy, YOLOv5 author Glenn

YOLOv5 is Here: State-of-the-Art Object Detection at 140 FPS

Less than 50 days after the release YOLOv4, YOLOv5 improves accessibility for realtime object detection.June 29, YOLOv5 has released the first official version of the repository. We wrote a

Roboflow Presents at Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) East 2020

The Open Data Science Conference (East) looked a bit different this year. While typically 6,000+ data science professionals gather in Boston for the Expo, the team at ODSC moved