Update: Even More Course Features to Boost Your Computer Vision Skills!
You've definitely heard of AI and Deep Learning. But when you ask yourself, what is my position with respect to this new industrial revolution, that might lead you to another fundamental question: am I a consumer or a creator? For most people nowadays, the answer would be, a consumer.
But what if you could also become a creator?
What if there was a way for you to easily break into the World of Artificial Intelligence and build amazing applications which leverage the latest technology to make the World a better place?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
But there actually is a way..
Computer Vision is by far the easiest way of becoming a creator.
And it's not only the easiest way, it's also the branch of AI where there is the most to create.
Why? You'll ask.
That's because Computer Vision is applied everywhere. From health to retail to entertainment - the list goes on. Computer Vision is already a $18 Billion market and is growing exponentially.
Just think of tumor detection in patient MRI brain scans. How many more lives are saved every day simply because a computer can analyze 10,000x more images than a human?
And what if you find an industry where Computer Vision is not yet applied? Then all the better! That means there's a business opportunity which you can take advantage of.
So now that raises the question: how do you break into the World of Computer Vision?
Up until now, computer vision has for the most part been a maze. A growing maze.
As the number of codes, libraries and tools in CV grows, it becomes harder and harder to not get lost.
On top of that, not only do you need to know how to use it - you also need to know how it works to maximise the advantage of using Computer Vision.
To this problem we want to bring...
First, Computer Vision A-Z™ includes a course, which will explain how Computer Vision works, through intuition lectures and practical applications. With this you will get a clear understanding of all the concepts, and the right intuition to approach Computer Vision.
Great, that solves one problem. But the maze is still here.
As the number of codes, libraries and tools grows it becomes harder and harder not to get lost.
How can we get out of this maze? We need more than a course…
Computer Vision A-Z™ is not only a course. It is also:
And that’s how Computer Vision A-Z™ will be so much more powerful than everything you have seen previously!
This Virtual Platform will be your wizard box. It will contain all the most useful Computer Vision tools, in the form of programs and pre-coded templates so that you can adapt them to your own problems.
All these tools will be well structured in different categories, transforming the previous maze into a crystal clear environment.
And last but not least, all the packages will be pre-installed and all the models will be pre-trained. Therefore, at no time will you ever have installation issues.
Both the course and the platform follow a common structure:
Module 1: Object Detection - This first category will include all the most useful and powerful tools for Object Detection. Here we will be mastering OpenCV, an incredible Computer Vision library. Hence in the end you will become experts in OpenCV. You will learn how to detect any object, either on pictures or videos.
Module 2: Face Recognition - Here we will create efficient tools for Face Recognition. These tools will be based on OpenCV and even more advanced models such as Deep Neural Networks. They will allow you to detect different features in the face like eyebrows, noses and even smiles. A modern application of this technique is to recognize expressions of customers in marketing and cinema.
Module 3: Style Transfer - A must-do in Computer Vision! In this category we will implement the very popular GANs, Generative Adversarial Networks. We will apply them for Style Transfer, a technique that takes as input two pictures or images, and transfers the style of one into the other.
Image Source: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.10593.pdf
Keep in mind that all the codes/tools of this virtual platform will be explained in details, both on the theory side as on the practical side.
SPECIAL BONUS for Kickstarter backers ONLY. Not available anywhere else:
Bonus Module 4: Computer Vision for Self Driving Cars - Included with your Kickstarter pledge. Learn how to create Computer Vision tools to detect cars and other vehicles on roads. This is an important component of any Self-Driving Car application. That’s 33% extra course material!
And what’s more – these examples will trigger your creative mind to spark unique ideas for your own intuitive solutions. Either in the physical world or in digital products such as high-potential apps, rather than copying a typical ‘recipe book’ course.
Plus! We really want you to succeed in creating and changing the World with Computer Vision and that's why we are going to add the following three Bonuses to any pledge level you choose (starting from Super Early Bird and above):
- A Computer Vision cheat sheet to enhance your toolbox
- Computer Vision one-pager LaTeX with relevant formulas for you to have handy whenever you need it
- Bonus video where we’ll talk exclusively about real-life applications of Computer Vision. We dive into impactful case studies which will inspire you with new ideas
1. Real-Life Applications - Learn how to apply Computer Vision for object detection, face recognition and style transfer. Every module is based on real-world challenges which you will get to solve inside the training part of the package while using the tools of the virtual platform.
2. Virtual Platform - Escape the maze of computer vision with our pre-installed packages and pre-trained models. This is our innovative solution to the problem so many people face - it's very hard to assemble the right tools, and that's why we've done it for you. All models saved, just load them and start creating!
3. From Zero To Hero - Code real-world Computer Vision models using your new skills and imagination. No experience required, the course will give you all you need to get started and more.
4. Full Q&A Support - We’re fully committed to making this the most accessible and results-driven Computer Vision course on the planet. This requires us to be there when you need our help. That’s why we’ve put together a team of professional Data Scientists to support you in your journey, meaning you’ll get a response from us within 48 hours maximum.
5. Intuition Tutorials - Where most courses simply bombard you with dense theory and set you on your way, we believe in developing a deep understanding for not only what you’re doing, but why you’re doing it. That’s why we don’t throw complex mathematics at you, but focus on building up your intuition in creating with Computer Vision making for infinitely better results down the line.
“What if I don’t have any need for Computer Vision right now?”
Computer Vision is everywhere. We use it every day in our lives, even if we don't recognize it: from Facebook's face recognition, to Tesla self-driving cars, to Amazon retail stores. And every industry and every business can considerably be improved thanks to Computer Vision. You may not see right now, but with this course & platform you will be empowered to open up your Creativity and see the potential to create amazing solutions with Computer Vision.
“I like that there’s no complex maths, but this isn’t TOO simple, right?”
Not at all. We’ll take you to the same level as if you’d learned Computer Vision the long, hard way - we just choose to teach in ways that are a lot more fun (and less headache-inducing). By the end of this course you’ll be able to implement complex Computer Vision in your personal life, business or career and achieve amazing results.
“I’ve seen other courses charge for a certificate, is this course the same?”
We don’t believe in charging $300 just for a certificate of completion. If you pass this course you deserve the right to show your new skills by default - that’s why our certificate of completion comes free for you to show to future employers, further your business credentials or simply to show off to friends.
“I’ve already done the Deep Learning and/or AI course, will this course still benefit me?”
Deep Learning and AI are great tools in your toolkit. However, Computer Vision is a very practical technology. The beauty of Computer Vision is that you can apply it to any images, videos and even streaming data - so it's very easy to spot applications in real life. And besides, we will be mastering a whole range of new and very powerful tools like OpenCV.
We’ll be on hand to support you along your entire journey!
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Upon completion of this course you’ll get a verifiable electronic certificate which you can use to boost business credentials, increase the chances of landing that dream job in tech or simply show off to your connections on Linkedin (the actual design will differ):
We hope you’re as excited as we are. Computer Vision is a huge part of all our lives so it’s only fair that you have an equal opportunity to get involved and create. We’re passionate about bringing AI and Computer Vision to the world, and today we need your help to ensure this groundbreaking package becomes a reality.
Kirill and Hadelin
Risks and challenges
There are numerous risks associated with creating an online course. Some of the major ones include: sourcing the right equipment, learning to produce clear and engaging tutorials, finding what exactly interests our students, having the appropriate level of subject matter expertise and timely delivery of the materials.
Having built up a substantial level of expertise in the space of online education we are confident that we are well-equipped to face any challenges: we have tried and tested equipment including backup hardware and software; between the two of us we have already produced over 20 courses with hundreds of hours of content and almost a thousand tutorials enabling us to develop our unique engaging teaching styles; we constantly interact with our existing 200,000+ students including Q&A, webinars and surveys - this allows us to know exactly what common painpoints we need to address in the course content; and finally, we do have extensive backgrounds in Data Science, Machine Learning and Deep Learning / AI but we are constantly doing research and deepening our own knowledge to make sure we can deliver the best of the best to our students in Computer Vision A-Z™.
Regardless of our expertise, hard work and the love we put into our campaigns, delays may happen. For instance, we are currently experiencing some delay in the delivery of the last material from our previous Kickstarter Campaign: Artificial Intelligence A-Z™. Even though we will deliver our promises as soon as possible and plan to avoid this as much as we can from happening again, we wanted to make everybody aware that delays in content delivery could happen again in the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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