Today, machine learning techniques can be used to analyze an image and find out which object(s) are visible on the image. I wanted to find out how this works and designed a Convolutional Neural Network, which divides images into 2 classes, depending on whether a dog or a cat is shown. This blog post describes the development and discusses the results.
Category: Machine Learning
What Distinguishes Humans from Animals?
Animals don’t ask themselves: What if? They also use tools, but no bird will ever use a stick to try to get a stone out of a hole just to be prepared if one day in the future there is a nut instead of the stone.
The Curse of Dimensionality
I recently had a discussion with a colleague. He was of the opinion that nowadays more and more people are disclosing data about themselves on the Internet and that it is therefore becoming easier and easier to make very targeted offers to a person who visits a website. Then I explained the Curse of Dimensionality… Read more The Curse of Dimensionality
Machine Learning vs. Neural Networks
Machine Learning is more than neural networks. This blog post provides a quick overview and links to the most important concepts.