I've come across lots of interesting Tensorflow projects recently. I'm curious: has anyone here built a profitable project that uses Tensorflow?
We had a "coffee reading" app and was using tensor flow image classification to check if the cups are real or something else, it was simple basic. The project was not profitable though.
Interesting. What do mean by check if the cups are real? Was the goal to charge users or was this research?
I tried making a few tensorflow-backed ideas, but all of them stranded in the prototyping phase because the models just weren't good enough yet for what I wanted to do.
That said, I think there's plenty of opportunity doing e.g. image or video editing with tensorflow and build a product around that (I'd suggest playing around with runwayml.com for inspiration)
This is right on, for a machine learning product to be superior, it needs a team effort. Unless you have a cofounder or you are really experienced, it’s going to be really challenging for an indie to make a profit from a ML project.
@lwei, thanks for the insight.
I was fascinated by the respiratory disease detection app that Tensorflow references on their website and what's possible using sound.
Also: really fascinated by the use of AR/ML in this app: https://twitter.com/cyrildiagne/status/1262047009411907585
TL;DR: app copies text from physical book and pastes onto a digital screen. I was curious to see if anyone here was working on something like this.
Do you see Tensorflow as mostly for research & tinkering?
Sure thing @Chris24, tensorflow is definitely not just for research & tinkering, you can use it for production and for web based ML training and evaluation as well. Checkout tensorflow.js. If you have a lightweight app idea using tensorflow, go ahead and try it out.
What types of projects were you working on, @Kilian? That link doesn't seem to be working.
They were related to text comprehension, but that's still not great when you get into specifics. The url is https://runwayml.com/, I've updated my post!
Why tensorflow specifically? I'm CTO of a profitable VC backed computer vision company. Happy to answer any questions you have