Can a machine distinguish between a honey bee and a bumble bee? Being able to identify bee species from images, while challenging, would allow researchers to more quickly and effectively collect field data. In this project, you will use the Python image library Pillow to load and manipulate image data, then build a model to identify honey bees and bumble bees given an image of these insects.
This project is the second part of a series of projects that walk through working with image data, building classifiers using traditional techniques, and leveraging the power of deep learning for computer vision.
The recommended prerequisites for this project are Intermediate Python for Data Science, Introduction to Data Visualization with Python, Supervised Learning with scikit-learn, and Naïve Bees: Image Loading and Processing.
Co-founder of DrivenData
Peter is a co-founder of DrivenData. He earned his master's in Computational Science and Engineering from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His work lies at the intersection of statistics and computer science, and he wants to help bring powerful new modeling techniques to the organizations that need them most. He previously worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and earned a BA in philosophy from Yale University.See More
Data Scientist at DrivenData
Emily is a data scientist at DrivenData. With a background in international development, her interests lie in using data science to make poverty alleviation efforts more effective. She previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford Center for International Development, and Brookings Institution. She holds a master's in International Development from The New School.See More