Computer Vision with Maker Tech
Detecting People With a Raspberry Pi, a Thermal Camera, and Machine Learning
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You’ll learn the differences between supervised and unsupervised learning and how the nuts-and-bolts of a neural network actually work. You’ll also learn to identify and measure the metrics that tell how well your classifier is doing. An overview of other types of machine learning techniques, such as genetic algorithms, reinforcement learning, support vector machines, and anomaly detectors will get you up and running with a familiarity of basic machine learning concepts. Chapters focus on the best practices to build models that can actually scale and are flexible enough to be embedded in multiple applications and easily reusable.
With those concepts covered, you’ll dive into the tools for setting up a network to collect and process the data points to be fed to our models by using some of the ubiquitous and cheap pieces of hardware that make up today's home automation and IoT industry, such as the RaspberryPi, Arduino, ESP8266, etc. Finally, you’ll put things together and work through a couple of practical examples. You’ll deploy models for detecting the presence of people in your house, and anomaly detectors that inform you if some sensors have measured something unusual. And you’ll add a voice assistant that uses your own model to recognize your voice.