I kinda got left behind in the Dog Breed Challenge competition. Definitely will get on this.
Would you mind me giving it a stab to get the SeNet piece working? Also, what did you exactly mean to try get it (SeNet) to work? Did you mean simply to try integrate that to the fastai library? With a meagre attempt to do the same for VGG-16, I just might be able to do that. Or did you mean, literally train the SeNet on image-net and publish the weights, so we can have a pretrained model to work with?
Also, my GPU’s being sitting idle for some days and surely eager to crunch some data (think training on imagenet )
Sorry… didn’t get my first post quite right. I was able to use VGG-16 just fine. Think Jeremy actually pushed in a feature update himself.
But will let you know what happens with the SegNet architecture.
I’ve been reading PyTorch forums, people seem to have issues with saving and loading models. Shouldn’t it be as easy as saving the trained model parameters/weights into a pickle like file as it’s mentioned in PyTorch then load and use it in any kind of environment such as fastai ?
And why don’t people just share those serialized files trained on different datasets with the best model ?
We don’t have a pretrained CIFAR-10 model, but we’d love one - or many! So if you do train one or more of those models I’d be happy to host the weights on our web site.
“Why don’t people share the serialized files?” I have no idea - it’s a huge opportunity that no-one is taking advantage of, other than a few imagenet files. There should be pretrained nets available for satellite, medical (CT, MRI, etc), microsopic (cell) images, etc, but there aren’t any…
I haven’t heard of problems with saving and loading models on the whole, although I know that if you train on multiple GPUs you can’t load on a single CPU, and visa versa.
@jeremy I modified the dogs & cats to accomplish this along with the “Starter Kit” Thanks @timlee
I think that the TTA is essential on this challenge.
But I think we need to take in consideration rotation of the images. not just 180 or 90 degrees like TTA does with the standard 4 options.