I made a web app that uses machine-learning techniques to recognize images of capybaras.
You’re at the petting zoo and you’ve just bought some Capybara Chow, but you notice that the picture signs identifying the animals are down for maintenance.
You need to know: “Is that a capybara?”
I trained a Convolutional Neural Net with thousands of images of capybaras and non-capybaras, using Python's PyTorch and FastAI libraries, then deployed a web app in Python.
My trained model has >99% accuracy on overall test data, but it occasionally makes mistakes with beavers and nutrias.
Here's the app to try out: https://capybara.animalcafes.com
And here's a short presentation on how it was made: http://bit.ly/capydetector
I am a copywriter (officially a Communications Strategist), and I produce several Tokyo-based websites.