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Go Girl Skype Session 8

Hello everybody, I hope you are all doing well.

I had my 8th session with Go Girl on Skype today. We had our usual check-in before we screen shared our homework. I made a Snap! program where it was going to recognise images of Homer and Marge Simpson. The program was loading, but it didn’t recognise the images. It was suggested that I tried a different browser to see if it worked. The browser I use is Microsoft Edge. I tried using it with Internet Explorer, but it’s not compatible because Snap! works best in a web-standard compliant browser e.g. Google Chrome.

In today’s session, we focused on using costumes instead of using the camera for training. Costumes can be drawings, photographs or imported images. Ken demonstrated a sample program which trains to recognise images of cats and dogs. He also showed how to add an image to the program.

Next, Ken demonstrated a sample program where it reported 3 out of 1000 possible labels for a picture of a cat, a dog or a flower. Some of the results were not accurate. For example, the program reported labels of the flower: pot flowerpot, swab, swob, mop and vase. It was actually a photo of an artificial rose.

I enjoyed the session, even though there was some technical difficulties, but that’s part of the process.

I’m looking forward to Friday and I will see you in the next blog post!

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