Image classification API is now live!

After toiling for a few months on this, product image classification is now live on! While the product classification API works with product titles, the image classification API works with product images, though only for fashion.

Some facts about the image classification API:

  • Works best with e-commerce like fashion images (as that’s what it was trained on)
  • Top-1 validation accuracy: 0.76; Top-5 validation accuracy: 0.974
  • Returns results under 300 milliseconds (will be faster in batch mode with GPU)
  • Built on Keras and Theano, and runs on a tiny AWS server without GPU.

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I’m going back to school

I’ve been accepted into Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS)!

What’s that?

Georgia Tech is one of the top schools for computer science (5th on Business Insider and TFE Times, 9th on US News). The price tag? Around USD$7,000. That’s less than 1/10 of the cost of a degree from comparable US colleges. Furthermore, graduates earn a full Masters degree that’s indistinguishable from those earned by residential students.

Bottom line: I get to learn at a top CS school and apply it (at work) simultaneously, and not forgo real-world industry experience. At a great price.

Here’s part of the short essays I wrote for the application.

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