Google Machine Learning Models for Image Captioning Ported to TensorFlow and Open-Sourced

.@google open-sources a TensorFlow model for image captioning

  • Google Machine Learning Models for Image Captioning Ported to TensorFlow and Open-Sourced
  • The model comes up with a caption that hadn’t previously existed.
  • The model appears to address this problem by introducing a fine-tuning phase that allows the model to extract information useful for describing details of objects, exclusive of the classification phase.
  • Google chronicled their journey over the past few years with their announcement around open-sourcing a TensorFlow model for image captioning, and some of the testing for comparing accuracy and performance benchmarks between the new approach and existing implementations.
  • It splits the image classification phase for identifying objects from another phase that adds adjectives and prepositional phrases, and from a phase in which the model gives the caption structure to make it more syntactically correct and humanlike.

As TensorFlow becomes more widely adopted in the machine learning and data science domains, existing machine learning models and engines are being ported from existing frameworks to TensorFlow for improved performance, furthering the adoption and success of the open-sourced project.
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Introducing JetPack 2.3, Comprehensive SDK for AI and Deep Learning

Introducing NVIDIA JetPack 2.3 for #deeplearning on embedded systems:  #JetsonTX1

  • Our latest software suite of developer tools and libraries for the Jetson TX1 takes the world’s highest performance platform for deep learning on embedded systems and makes it twice as fast and efficient.
  • It offers double the performance for deep learning over previous implementations of cuDNN.
  • The camera API gives developers lower level access to connect camera sensors over MIPI CSI.
  • New APIs for half-precision floating point computation in CUDA kernels and cuBLAS and cuFFT libraries have also been added.
  • The JetPack 2.3 all-in-one package bundles and installs all system software, tools, optimized libraries and APIs, along with providing examples so developers can quickly get up and running with their innovative designs.

NVIDIA JetPack 2.3, available for free download today, makes it easy to add complex AI and deep learning abilities to intelligent machines.
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