TL; DR: I like Google Colab (Colaboratory) and I use it quite a lot because that way I can work during the night without waking up my wife with my laptop’s crazily loud gpu fan noises. Not so long ago I wrote a post where I shared two notebooks that allowed the user to save images and sounds directly from your webcam / mic to use inside a colab notebook.
Now, I put everything together in a python module and I added a super cool way to label images directly from a colab notebook! I’m not 100% sure, but I couldn’t find anything like that after googling a lot.
Here is one example where I added some labels to an image captured from my webcam using a colab notebook:
The very first example you use to introduce neural nets to students nowadays is always something based on MNIST handwritten numbers. Therefore, I decided to create an interactive notebook where you can directly draw your digits to test your brand new trained neural net.
I may be getting used to short posts, but here it comes: this will be another zippy one! The other day, I realized something quite interesting about the Jupyter notebook (in fact, it comes from IPython…) magic %load. You can use it with an URL!
My last post was all about creating a TensorFlowdocker image that would work with OpenCV, inside a Jupyter notebook, creating external windows, accessing the webcam, saving things using the current user from host, etc. All that hard work had a reason: use the newest version of TensorFlow for computer vision. So, let’s try it!
Currently, I’m a last year Robotics / Artificial Intelligence Ph.D candidate (don’t be shy, have a look at my publications), father of a 7-yrs-old boy and I’m living abroad with my family since 2013. So, life is quite busy, a little bit stressful and it happens that, sometimes, I simply forget things. The other day, I was setting up a new Dell laptop (I’ve bought it really, really cheap from their UK outlet, free delivery and I even got an extra student discount!) that came with Windows 10 and, as always, I created a very hard to guess password. It was so hard to guess that I forgot it after a week! And that’s how the idea for this post began.