This presentation is a how-to and a personal experience of installing and using Caffe & Digits for a high speed coin sorting project. Caffe is an open source deep learning framework developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center. It has been making the news mostly for high speed and ease of image classification using convolutional neural networks. DIGITS, by NVidia, is a web app for training deep learning models using Caffe, as well as other frameworks. It's easy to get started with them using low cost no-GPU Ubuntu AWS instances. The presentation will include a live demo of a system physically sorting coins by date.
After the meeting we generally adjourn to Cozymel's around the corner from IIT for a more informal get together and discussion.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn right and then right again to the intersection with Naperville Road. Turn right (north) for 1.5 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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