Facial Recognition in Python with OpenCV & Watson Visual Recognition

July 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lighthouse Labs
46 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5V 2H8
Grace Barker
Facial Recognition in Python with OpenCV & Watson Visual Recognition @ Lighthouse Labs | Toronto | Ontario | Canada


In this meetup, Polong will go through the basics of OpenCV in Python, including detecting faces in images and videos. He will then follow up with a demo on building custom classifiers quickly via IBM Watson Visual Recognition (https://visual-recognition-demo.mybluemix.net/).

Topic outline:

1. Setup on labs.CognitiveClass.ai (please register beforehand to save time)

2. Image processing in Jupyter notebooks using OpenCV

3. Detect faces in images using OpenCV (try your own images)

4. Detect faces in videos using OpenCV (try your own videos)

5. Face recognition demo in OpenCV

6. Watson Visual Recognition – detecting objects in images, building custom classifiers

Setup: Please register a free account on labs.CognitiveClass.ai before the meetup.

This is a hands-on meetup. Python programming experience is recommended.

Audience: Python Programmers

Presenter: Polong Lin, Lead Data Science Advocate

NOTE:  Livestream will be available on best effort basis.

Thank you to Lighthouse Labs for providing the space for our meetup this week.

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