Welcome to CrowdAI! If you're new here, this article will help get you acquainted with the basics of our platform and how you can use it to create your own customized vision AI solutions.

The Basics: What can you do with CrowdAI?

Seems to me, if you take nothing else away from this article, it should be a basic understanding of what you can do with the platform. Specific features depend on your level of platform access and what you hope to accomplish, of course, but at its core, CrowdAI allows you to:

  1. Upload your own media (pictures, video) and apply some simple transformations to structure them for machine learning purposes.

  2. Transform those media into top-of-the-line training data to your own specifications using our Annotation tool.

  3. Train your very own computer vision model, powered by CrowdAI's cutting-edge deep learning neural networks.

  4. Actually do something with the model once you've trained it! You can now show the model new media it's never seen before, and have the model take a crack at analyzing it for you.

Since #4 is really the whole reason computer vision even exists, we've tried to design everything in the platform to make it as easy and quick as possible to get to that last, most impactful step. Once you have an initial model, you can save yourself time and resources by having the model do the heavy lifting of analyzing gigabytes or even terabytes of new media--and the model doesn't even get tired!

Okay, so what's next?

A machine learning model is only as good as the data it's built on, so if you haven't already, I'd recommend getting your media collected somewhere you can upload it to the platform. You can upload it directly from your computer, or you can connect a cloud storage account to sync it from there.

If you're new to computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, AI, and all of those other terms, not to worry! Many of us at CrowdAI were new to it when we started, too! That's why we've tried so hard to make the platform as broadly accessible as possible. It might be a good idea to hop over to the Concepts section of this Knowledge Base next, as it's a good place to take a crash course in the basics of AI.

We can't wait to see the incredible things you come up with as you use the platform! If you have any questions or feedback along the way, drop them into our chatbot so we can help out!

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