Building Intelligent Applications

Algorithmia was delighted to speak at Seattle’s Building Intelligent Applications meetup last month.  We provided attendees with an introductory view of machine learning, walked through a bit of sample code, touched on deep learning, and talked about about various tools for training and deploying models.

For those who were able to attend, we wanted to send out a big “thank you!” for being a great audience.  For those who weren’t able to make it, you can find our slides and notes below, and we hope to see you at the next meetup on Wednesday, April 26.  Data Scientists Emre Ozdemir and Stephanie Peña will be presenting two Python-based recommender systems at Galvanize in Pioneer Square.

To come to Wednesday’s talk, RSVP via Eventbrite.  To keep an eye out for future events, join the Building Intelligent Applications Meetup Group.

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Quickly Classify Clothing and Fashion Items in Images

You may already know that Algorithmia hosts scalable deep learning models. If you are a developer, you’ve seen how easy it is to run over 3,000 microservices through any of our supported languages and frameworks.

But sometimes it’s nice just to play with a simple demo.

The Deep Fashion microservice is a deep CNN, performing multi-category classification, which has been trained with humans in the loop to recognize dozens of different articles of clothing. It can be used standalone to locate specific items in an image set, or combined with a nearest-neighbors service such as KNN or Annoy to recommend similar items to online shoppers. And since the service provides bounding box coordinates for each item within the image, it could even used to censor or modify images themselves.

To see it in action, just head over to the Deep Fashion Demo, click (or upload) an image, and watch as state-of-the-art deep learning models scan the image to identify clothing and fashion items.

Create a Custom Color Scheme From Your Favorite Website

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In a recent Algorithm Spotlight post we introduced the Color Scheme Extraction algorithm which retrieves the top 15 colors that best approximates the color scheme of an image.

The Color Scheme Extraction algorithm is a great way to retrieve the colors of an image quickly with a serverless API call in a few lines of code using the programming language of your choice.

This recipe allows you to pipe in several images, including ones that are a montage of other images in order to get a personalized color scheme. Read More…