Hi, my name is Takuma. I am a software and machine learning engineer at Mercari.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a buzzword nowadays. We also often see terms, such as 'Deep Learning' and 'Deep Neural Networks' that are subsets of AI and machine learning. I would like to share our experiment on image classification using deep learning.
Neural Networks Winter
Deep learning is a variation of neural networks techniques. In the 7th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2003), held in Edinburgh, UK, Simard et al. (Microsoft Research) said in their paper 'Best Practices for Convolutional Neural Networks Applied to Visual Document Analysis' that:
After being extremely popular in the early 1990s, neural networks have fallen out of favor in research in the last 5 years. In 2000, it was even pointed out by the organizers of the Neural Information Processing System (NIPS) conference that the term “neural networks” in the submission title was negatively correlated with acceptance.
(I actually attended the conference as a student and I made a presentation on digits detection and recognition.)
At that time, many researchers were being attracted to other algorithms like Support Vector Machine (SVM) and so on.