Joseph Howse

Training Intelligent Camera Systems with Python and OpenCV

Date: This event took place live on June 17 2014

Presented by: Joseph Howse

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Monty Python's Flying Circus had a "cat detector van" so, in this webcast, we use Python to make our very own cat detector and recognizer. More generally, we cover the process of training a detector for any class of object and a recognizer for any unique objects. Our recognizer can learn new objects interactively in real time.

This project is a chapter in my upcoming book, OpenCV for Secret Agents, which can be considered an advanced sequel to my previous OpenCV books.

About Joseph Howse

Joseph Howse has four first-rate cats, yet if his books sell well, he could build a menagerie fit for a pharaoh.

When not writing books or grooming cats, Joseph is working to grow the augmented reality industry by providing software development and training services through his company, Nummist Media (

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