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Pokedex: Identify Pokémon with Google's AIY Vision Kit

alex kari (Camas Liberty Middle School), Al Kari (Manceps)
4:30pm4:50pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: B115-116
Tags: tensorflow
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

Alex Kari and Al Kari walk you through the code to download a Pokémon images dataset, train and freeze a TensorFlow model on Google Colaboratory, and compile and deploy it on the Google AIY Vision kit (which runs TensorFlow on a Raspberry Pi) to identify and provide stats on any Pokémon with its camera.

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alex kari

Camas Liberty Middle School

Alex Kari is wrapping up seventh grade at Camas Liberty Middle School. He is a programmer and a machine learning enthusiast. Alex was certified in computer science and programming in Python from MITx in 2016.

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Al Kari


Al Kari is CEO and principal consultant at Manceps, where he leads the company’s mission to augment human capabilities with machine intelligence, with a focus on blending machine learning and artificial intelligence with cloud computing and big data technologies. Al is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) in machine learning, organizer of the TensorFlow-Northwest and OpenStack Northwest user groups, and a strong advocate for open source AI and cloud technologies. Previously, Al was a global cloud evangelist at Microsoft, where he helped top-tier ISV partners onboard on the Microsoft Azure Platform. Al started his career in the mid-’90s as a software architect by founding Softwarehouse overseas before moving to the United States. He later held product and services leadership roles at Dell, where he helped build the company’s virtualization and cloud computing services portfolio; cofounded DetaCloud, a boutique OpenStack engineering powerhouse; and was a principal cloud architect at Red Hat, where he was responsible for helping customers build enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure. A frequent speaker at major industry conventions, Al has been an outspoken advocate for building the future of open artificial intelligence and cloud technologies in support of academic, industrial, and scientific development. He is a standing member of the Cloud Advisory Council, the Linux Professional Institute, and the OpenStack Foundation.

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07/18/2018 12:21am PDT

If Alex can do it, so can you. Try building your own computer vision that recognizes anything you like. Full lab available at https://bit.ly/tfnw-oscon.

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07/18/2018 12:11am PDT

Thank you Ying. The TensorFlow-Northwest OSCON Party is tonight at 6:30. Details and RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/TensorFlow-Northwest/events/248826672/

07/17/2018 3:59pm PDT

Thank you for a good talk. You mentioned some sort of meetup event for Wednesday evening. Would you please provide event specifics.