Machine Learning and Deep learning techniques, in particular, are changing the way computers see and interact with the World. From augmented and mixed-reality applications to just gathering data, these new techniques are revolutionizing a lot of industries. OpenCV is a cross-platform library using which we can develop real-time computer vision applications. It mainly focuses on image processing, video capture, and analysis including features like face detection and object detection. This course is designed to give you a hands-on learning experience by going from the basic concepts to the most current in-depth Deep Learning methods for Computer Vision in use today.
This comprehensive 3-in-1 course a step-by-step, project-based approach to skill up with techniques for detection and decoding of images with advanced concepts of Machine Learning and Deep Learning with OpenCV. Initially, you’ll not only understand, perform, and experiment with Machine Learning techniques but also load, store and visualize data using OpenCV and Python. You’ll also learn Deep Learning techniques commonly used for Computer Vision: from denoising to classification/similarity matching, image generation, and object detection. Finally, you’ll explore functionalities in OpenCV that can be used for Object detection and recognition through Deep Learning as well as master use of OpenCV by practicing the development of basic applications.
By the end of the course, you’ll skill up with techniques for detection and decoding of images with advanced concepts of Machine Learning and Deep Learning with OpenCV.
Contents and Overview
This training program includes 3 complete courses, carefully chosen to give you the most comprehensive training possible.
The first course, Machine Learning for OpenCV – Advanced Methods and Deep Learning, covers a practical introduction to the world of machine learning and image processing using OpenCV and Python. The course will also guide you through creating custom graphs and visualizations, and show you how to go from raw data to beautiful visualizations. By the end of this course, you will be ready to create your own ML system and will also be able to take on your own machine learning problems.
The second course, Hands-On Deep Learning for Computer Vision, covers how to generate, detect, and classify images faster and more accurately. In this course, you will be introduced to the concept of deep learning and a variety of popular and effective techniques for image classification, detection, segmentation, and generation. You will learn to build your own neural network and classify images accordingly. You will be taken through popular techniques such as Deep Dream (to generate psychedelic, surreal images), Style Transfer (to transfer styles between images), and Neural Doodle, to generate an image that matches a doodled sketch. By the end of this course, you will be able to use computer vision and deep learning to encode, classify, detect, and style images for the real world.
The third course, Object Detection and Recognition Using Deep Learning in OpenCV, covers OpenCV Object Recognition: Harness Deep Learning in OpenCV. This course teaches effective object recognition and its implementation with the powerful OpenCV libraries. You will learn how to enhance your OpenCV skills with deep learning. You will explore and master OpenCV for Object Recognition/Classification. The course explains all the necessary theory and concepts of computer vision, image processing, and machine learning. You also learn the practical application of OpenCV libraries. Its capabilities and functionality are shown along with a tutorial on how to set up a machine such that it’s able to use OpenCV in codes. You will start by seeing how to work with images in OpenCV, enhancement, and filtering in OpenCV. You will then move on to building an application which is capable of object recognition and performing homography. You will then move on to object classification and recognizing text in an image. In the end, you will be able to use object recognition algorithm which will be used by you for practical application.
By the end of the course, you’ll learn techniques for detection and decoding of images with advanced concepts of Machine Learning and Deep Learning with OpenCV.
About the Authors
Michael Beyeler is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle. His work lies at the intersection of neuroscience, computer vision, and machine learning. Michael is the author of two Packt books: OpenCV with Python Blueprints (2015) and Machine Learning for OpenCV (2017). He is an active contributor to several open-source software projects and has professional programming experience in Python, C/C++, CUDA, MATLAB, and Android.
Jakub Konczyk has enjoyed programming professionally since 1995. He is a Python and Django expert and has been involved in building complex systems since 2006. He loves to simplify and teach programming subjects and share his knowledge with others. He first discovered Machine Learning when he was trying to predict real estate prices in one of the early stage startups he was involved in. He failed miserably. Then he discovered a much more practical way to learn Machine Learning that he would like to share with you in this course. It boils down to the Keep it simple! mantra.
Param Uttarwar has extensively worked in OpenCV and he has been in touch with OpenCV, ML and AI field. Previously, he worked on a similar kind of project where he developed software that aided users in learning image processing. It used OpenCV and Qt Libraries at its core and was deployed on the hardware. The author has worked out image processing algorithms on SBCs & FPGAs. The author has also taught these topics himself, so he is well acquainted with the practical problems faced during learning which are not written in books. He feels that he is the best suited for authoring this course.