A Pokedex is a fictional device from the world of Pokemon (I was/still am a huge Pokemon nerd) and allows the end user to:
Point it at a Pokemon (animal-like creatures), presumably using some sort of camera
And automatically identify the Pokemon, providing detailed information on the creature
You can therefore think of a Pokedex as a smart phone application that (1) accesses your camera and (2) recognizes animals/creatures in real-time.
In order to identify Pokemon we trained a Convolutional Neural Network using Keras — this model is capable of correctly identifying Pokemon in images and video streams.
The model was then deployed to a mobile app using Keras, CoreML, and iOS to create an actual “Pokedex app”.
But why stop there?
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