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How to make an AI read your handwriting (LAB) : Crash Course Ai #5

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John Green Bot wrote his first novel! Today, in our first ever Lab were going to program a neural network to recognize handwritten letters to convert the first part of John Green Bots novel into typed text. To do this were going to import a labeled dataset, called EMNIST, well to use a pre-written library called SKLearn to build the network, well train and tweak our code until its accurate (enough), and then well use our newly trained network to convert John Green Bots handwritten pages.

We created this project in a way that you dont have to install anything on your computer, the only thing youll need to get started is a Google account and a sense of adventure! To run the Colaboratory file (link at the top) youll have to click open in playground at the top of the page OR open the File Menu and click Save a Copy to Drive. From there you can change, tweak, and edit the code as you wish. We also left text around and within the code to help you along the way. If you use this code in your own project let us know in the comments!

If you want the raw data we used for the project you can download our files from GitHub here:

EMNIST paper:

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