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Modern Computer Vision with PyTorch

By : V Kishore Ayyadevara, Yeshwanth Reddy
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Book Image

Modern Computer Vision with PyTorch

5 (2)
By: V Kishore Ayyadevara, Yeshwanth Reddy

Overview of this book

Deep learning is the driving force behind many recent advances in various computer vision (CV) applications. This book takes a hands-on approach to help you to solve over 50 CV problems using PyTorch1.x on real-world datasets. You’ll start by building a neural network (NN) from scratch using NumPy and PyTorch and discover best practices for tweaking its hyperparameters. You’ll then perform image classification using convolutional neural networks and transfer learning and understand how they work. As you progress, you’ll implement multiple use cases of 2D and 3D multi-object detection, segmentation, human-pose-estimation by learning about the R-CNN family, SSD, YOLO, U-Net architectures, and the Detectron2 platform. The book will also guide you in performing facial expression swapping, generating new faces, and manipulating facial expressions as you explore autoencoders and modern generative adversarial networks. You’ll learn how to combine CV with NLP techniques, such as LSTM and transformer, and RL techniques, such as Deep Q-learning, to implement OCR, image captioning, object detection, and a self-driving car agent. Finally, you'll move your NN model to production on the AWS Cloud. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to leverage modern NN architectures to solve over 50 real-world CV problems confidently.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
1
Section 1 - Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision
5
Section 2 - Object Classification and Detection
13
Section 3 - Image Manipulation
17
Section 4 - Combining Computer Vision with Other Techniques
Combining Computer Vision and Reinforcement Learning

In the previous chapter, we learned about how to combine NLP techniques (LSTM and transformer) with computer vision-based techniques. In this chapter, we will learn how to combine reinforcement learning-based techniques (primarily deep Q-learning) with computer vision-based techniques.

We will start by learning about the basics of reinforcement learning and then about the terminology associated with identifying how to calculate the value (Q-value) associated with taking an action in a given state. Next, we will learn about filling a Q-table, which helps in identifying the value associated with various actions in a given state. Furthermore, we will learn about identifying the Q-values of various actions in scenarios where coming up with a Q-table is infeasible due to a high number of possible states; we'll do this using...