Image recognition with shallow nets

Image classifiers can be created without using deep-learning algorithms and methods. To demonstrate, let's use the Fashion MNIST dataset, which is an alternative to the MNIST handwriting dataset. The name MNIST stands for the Modified National Institute of Standards and Technology database, and as the name suggests, it is a modified version of the original dataset created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. While MNIST is a series of hand-drawn numbers, Fashion MNIST uses small images of different types of clothing. The clothing in the dataset is labeled with one of ten categories. Fashion MNIST has nothing to do with the National Institute of Standards and Technology; however, the MNIST ...

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