Machine learning and depth estimation using Raspberry Pi
David Plowman, describes machine learning and shares news of a Raspberry Pi depth estimation challenge run by ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), via Raspberrypi.org
What is Machine Learning?
Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are some of the top engineering-related buzzwords of the moment, and foremost among current ML paradigms is probably the Artificial Neural Network (ANN).
They involve millions of tiny calculations, merged together in a giant biologically inspired network – hence the name. These networks typically have millions of parameters that control each calculation, and they must be optimised for every different task at hand.
This process of optimising the parameters so that a given set of inputs correctly produces a known set of outputs is known as training, and is what gives rise to the sense that the network is “learning”.
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