Not Hotdog: An R image classification application, using the Custom Vision API

In the HBO show Silicon Valley, there is an episode where Jian Yang creates an application to identify food using a smartphone phone camera: Surprisingly, the producers actually created the app in that scene using Tensorflow (and you can even download the app for your phone to play with). Impressive feat, especially given the relative infancy of deep learning tools back in 2016. This article shows us how to build an equivalent to the Not Hotdog application using Microsoft's Custom Vision API.


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