Popular Datasets for Computer Vision: ImageNet, Coco and Google Open images

Imagenet, Coco and google open images datasets are 3 most popular image datasets for computer vision. These datasets provides millions of hand annotated images with classification labels, bounding boxes for object detections and image segmentation masks. Data collection is the most difficult part in any supervised machine learning problem and availability of such datasets makes training CNNs very easy.

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Popular Datasets for Computer Vision: ImageNet, Coco and Google Open images
Jon  Gislason

Jon Gislason


Google's TPU's being primed for the Quantum Jump

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.

As the world is gearing towards more automation and AI, the need for quantum computing has also grown exponentially. Quantum computing lies at the intersection of quantum physics and high-end computer technology, and in more than one way, hold the key to our AI-driven future.

Quantum computing requires state-of-the-art tools to perform high-end computing. This is where TPUs come in handy. TPUs or Tensor Processing Units are custom-built ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) to execute machine learning tasks efficiently. TPUs are specific hardware developed by Google for neural network machine learning, specially customised to Google’s Machine Learning software, Tensorflow.

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute. It powers Google products like Google Search, Gmail, Google Photos and Google Cloud AI APIs.

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What Are Google Compute Engine ? - Explained

What Are Google Compute Engine ? - Explained

The Google computer engine exchanges a large number of scalable virtual machines to serve as clusters used for that purpose. GCE can be managed through a RESTful API, command line interface, or web console. The computing engine is serviced for a minimum of 10-minutes per use. There is no up or front fee or time commitment. GCE competes with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Microsoft Azure.


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Houston  Sipes

Houston Sipes


Did Google Open Sourcing Kubernetes Backfired?

Over the last few years, Kubernetes have become the de-facto standard for container orchestration and has also won the race against Docker for being the most loved platforms among developers. Released in 2014, Kubernetes has come a long way with currently being used across the entire cloudscape platforms. In fact, recent reports state that out of 109 tools to manage containers, 89% of them are leveraging Kubernetes versions.

Although inspired by Borg, Kubernetes, is an open-source project by Google, and has been donated to a vendor-neutral firm — The Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This could be attributed to Google’s vision of creating a platform that can be used by every firm of the world, including the large tech companies and can host multiple cloud platforms and data centres. The entire reason for handing over the control to CNCF is to develop the platform in the best interest of its users without vendor lock-in.

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Dominic  Feeney

Dominic Feeney


Computer Vision Using TensorFlow Keras - Analytics India Magazine

Computer Vision attempts to perform the tasks that a human brain does with the aid of human eyes. Computer Vision is a branch of Deep Learning that deals with images and videos. Computer Vision tasks can be roughly classified into two categories:

  1. Discriminative tasks
  2. Generative tasks

Discriminative tasks, in general, are about predicting the probability of occurrence (e.g. class of an image) given probability distribution (e.g. features of an image). Generative tasks, in general, are about generating the probability distribution (e.g. generating an image) given the probability of occurrence (e.g. class of an image) and/or other conditions.

Discriminative Computer Vision finds applications in image classificationobject detectionobject recognitionshape detectionpose estimationimage segmentation, etc. Generative Computer Vision finds applications in photo enhancementimage synthesisaugmentationdeepfake videos, etc.

This article aims to give a strong foundation to Computer Vision by exploring image classification tasks using Convolutional Neural Networks built with TensorFlow Keras. More importance has been given to both the coding part and the key concepts of theory and math behind each operation. Let’s start our Computer Vision journey!

Readers are expected to have a basic understanding of deep learning. This article, “Getting Started With Deep Learning Using TensorFlow Keras”, helps one grasp the fundamentals of deep learning.

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Inside ABCD, A Dataset To Build In-Depth Task-Oriented Dialogue Systems

According to a recent study, call centre agents’ spend approximately 82 percent of their total time looking at step-by-step guides, customer data, and knowledge base articles.

Traditionally, dialogue state tracking (DST) has served as a way to determine what a caller wants at a given point in a conversation. Unfortunately, these aspects are not accounted for in popular DST benchmarks. DST is the core part of a spoken dialogue system. It estimates the beliefs of possible user’s goals at every dialogue turn.

To reduce the burden on call centre agents and improve the SOTA of task-oriented dialogue systems, AI-powered customer service company ASAPP recently launched an action-based conversations dataset (ABCD). The dataset is designed to help develop task-oriented dialogue systems for customer service applications. ABCD consists of a fully labelled dataset with over 10,000 human dialogues containing 55 distinct user intents requiring sequences of actions constrained by company policies to accomplish tasks.


The dataset is currently available on GitHub.

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