January 22, 2020
Object Recognition Face-off
This week we will start a series of tutorials intended to evaluate different frameworks for object detection. Rather than just looking at the various models for implementation, we will consider the entire framework for deployment.
- Intro & Welcome
- Teams for Hudson Alpha Tech Challenge
- Fast.ai Lesson 1 announcement
- Amazon configuration for object detection
Here are the details on the 2020 Hudson Alpha Tech Challenge
For next week – here’s a link to Lesson 1 of the Fast.ai Deep Learning Course.
Steps from tutorial
Don’t forget to set a budget!!! Link
Install AWS CLI in a python virtual environment Instructions
Created a user for the AWS CLI.
Set up the CLI following these instructions
Clone the sample repository from Github
StackFormation information here
I don’t know much about the AWS CloudFormation, but I do know that it’s SLOW. This isn’t some free tier thing – I’m actually paying for this. So far, I’m over an hour into this setup and CloudFormation has failed twice. Both times for valid reason, but the failure/rollback cycle is taking > 20 minutes each. Then you have to delete the stack manually (after you figure out how to do that) which takes several more minutes before you can try the CloudFormation again.