article / 4 July 2023

New Add-ons for Mbaza AI

At Appsilon, we are always working to enable our users to get the most out of our solutions. With this in mind, we are happy to introduce two new add-ons to Mbaza AI. 

Hello, Good People.

I'm Marundu from Appsilon and I'm excited to share some Mbaza-related news: there are two new Mbaza add-ons ready for you to use

Both are installable from Github and work out-of-the-box on the csv output from Mbaza: 

1. mbaza-sequencer: Group images (sequences) together to give a combined prediction
Experiments find this improves classification accuracy by up to 5%. 

In the example video attached, the delay max_delay=5, means images will be sequenced together until the image-to-image delay is > 5 seconds.

Why is it useful?
The first prediction in the csv is of a hare and you will see why when you see the first image! (shown near the end of the video). 

Combining the predictions corrects this to an aardvark. 

2. mbaza-mv-predicted: Move classified images to year / week / species folder

Both work on the .csv file output from Mbaza for Python 3.8+. The repositories also have installation and usage instructions, let us know if anything is unclear or missing in the documentation.

Here is a video demo on how to use the two add-ons. 

A couple of things to note: 

  1. The first prediction from the Mbaza .csv file is a Hare, but the sequencer corrects this to an Aardvark after grouping predictions (images shown at end). 
  2. In the example used, an image-to-image delay to sequence images is used (< 5 seconds) but you can also specify a maximum number of images per sequence (see the documentation for all options)

If you have any questions, do let me know. You can reach out to me on LinkedIn or by email at marundu[at]appsilon[dot]com. 

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