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Modern Computer Vision with PyTorch

By : V Kishore Ayyadevara, Yeshwanth Reddy
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Modern Computer Vision with PyTorch

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
Moving a Model to Production

Moving a model to production is a step toward enabling the consumption of our model by an external party. We should expose our model to the world and start rendering predictions on real, unseen input.

It is not sufficient to have a trained PyTorch model for deployment. We need additional server components for creating communication channels from the real world to the PyTorch model and back to the real world. It is important that we know how to create an API (through which the user can interact with the model), wrap it as a self-contained application (so that it can be deployed on any computer), and ship it to the cloud – so that anybody with the required URL and credentials can interact with the model. To successfully move a model to production, all these steps are necessary. In this chapter, we will deploy a simple application that is accessible...