Naive Bees Classifier Hosted By Metis
Can you identify a bee as a honey bee or a bumble bee? Practice image processing and classification techniques and help researchers seeking to protect pollinators from collapse.
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The Metis Challenge: Naive Bees Classifier
Bombus or Apis? You bee the judge.
Metis wants to know: using images from BeeSpotter can you identify a bee as a honey bee or a bumble bee? These bees have different behaviors and appearances, but given the variety of backgrounds, positions, and image resolutions it can be a challenge for machines to tell them apart.
Wild bees are important pollinators and the spread of colony collapse disorder has only made their role more critical. Right now it takes a lot of time and effort for researchers to gather data on wild bees. Using data submitted by citizen scientists, Bee Spotter is making this process easier. However, they still require that experts examine and identify the bee in each image. You're goal is to build an algorithm to help. The starting point is to determine the genus—Apis (honey bee) or Bombus (bumble bee)—based on photographs of the insects.
Competition End Date:
Dec. 3, 2015, 11:59 p.m. UTC
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Bee images from Bee Spotter dataset
Naive Bees Classifier: Rules and Terms of Data Use
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