Google: EfficientNet: Improving Accuracy and Efficiency through AutoML and Model Scaling

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Speaking of model efficiency, Google just released research on EfficientNet, an CNN architecture that scales far better than existing architectures. The chart above summarizes the results against other state-of-the-art networks—impressive to say the least.

We've been in the big bang of ML/AI over the past 5-7 years, and the industry is only fairly recently starting to care about mundane topics like efficiency. As the current wave of technology matures, my guess is that there will be significant gains to be made in this area. Right now we're running on gas-guzzling two-speed transmission hot rods from the 1950's!

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