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Hands-On Python Deep Learning for the Web

By : Anubhav Singh, Sayak Paul
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Hands-On Python Deep Learning for the Web

By: Anubhav Singh, Sayak Paul

Overview of this book

When used effectively, deep learning techniques can help you develop intelligent web apps. In this book, you'll cover the latest tools and technological practices that are being used to implement deep learning in web development using Python. Starting with the fundamentals of machine learning, you'll focus on DL and the basics of neural networks, including common variants such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs). You'll learn how to integrate them into websites with the frontends of different standard web tech stacks. The book then helps you gain practical experience of developing a deep learning-enabled web app using Python libraries such as Django and Flask by creating RESTful APIs for custom models. Later, you'll explore how to set up a cloud environment for deep learning-based web deployments on Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Next, you'll learn how to use Microsoft's intelligent Emotion API, which can detect a person's emotions through a picture of their face. You'll also get to grips with deploying real-world websites, in addition to learning how to secure websites using reCAPTCHA and Cloudflare. Finally, you'll use NLP to integrate a voice UX through Dialogflow on your web pages. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to deploy intelligent web apps and websites with the help of effective tools and practices.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Artificial Intelligence on the Web
Using Deep Learning for Web Development
Getting Started with Different Deep Learning APIs for Web Development
Deep Learning in Production (Intelligent Web Apps)
Appendix: Success Stories and Emerging Areas in Deep Learning on the Web

Using the Cloud Vision API in Python

Computer vision is the field of making computers understand images and make sense of them. Common computer vision tasks include image classification, image detection, image segmentation, and so on. As discussed in earlier chapters, the field of computer vision has been heavily affected by the effectiveness of deep learning in achieving human-level (and sometimes even better) performance.

The Cloud Vision API provides us with a lot of utilities for performing computer vision tasks. Cloud Vision allows us to use the pre-trained models as well as build our own custom production-ready models that cater to our needs (such as AutoML Vision Beta). Let's now briefly look at the features that are offered by the Cloud Vision API:

  • Label detection
  • Optical character recognition
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Landmark detection
  • Object localization
  • Image search...