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Templates for client-only AI apps

AI is hard. But incorporating AI into web and mobile apps isn't anymore. After completing my AI Nanodegree from Udacity, I wanted to quickly deploy the models I built into web and mobile apps. And I wanted to do so, without using a server and completely on the client.

This repository is a collection of all my code and the resources to build a dog breed classifier web and mobile app. The examples/workflow can be extended and manipulated to any of your own models.

Description of the files


Dog Breed Classifier Android app

Note: You can change the models underneath by changing the model path and labels in the Classifier Activity. There is a 6 breed model and a biclass model available in the assets folder, apart from the mobile nets model itself.


Dog Breed Classifier Web App

Find the demo at:

Run this locally to change the image or have fun doing it with your device camera. Note: The models might be slow to load so be patient!


The frozen AI models in hdf5 format. For models, such as the ResNet50, which resulted in huge files almost 1GB large, the actual file is not included. But the code to generate them is included in the Jupyter notebooks


The dog classes in .json, .txt and .npy format


The tflite files generatede for android, using the tensorflow lite converter. Bigger files are not included, the code to generate them as been provided.

jupyter notebooks

A bunch of jupyter notebooks with code to do different things in the entire workflow!

How to convert an AI model to deploy in a web app?

I used tensorflow.js for this purpose. Tensorflow.js is a javascript library, used to train and/or deploy AI models on the browser and node.js. I used the tfjs-converter to convert my Keras models into a model.json file and a bunch of .bin files, also called shards. The model.json contains the architecture of your model and the shards are the numerical weights used by the model. To use these, I added the tensorflow.js library to my index.html and used the functions provided to load the model and make predictions.

Please refer to the source code in /docs folder for an example. I also created some preprocessing functions in javascript for image inputs which might be more generally applicable for other models also.

Also note, while converting my base_resnet_50 model (which was super big!), the model.json generated was ill-formed because of a bug in the tfjs-converter. I had to manually go in and fix that. So try loading different models and incase there's just one that doesn't load - either report it and go through the source code to find out if the converter is messing up!

How to convert an AI model to deploy in an android app?

I used tensorflow lite for this purpose. I converted my Keras models using the Python API, into .tflite models. I added these into the assets folder. I used the android example in the tensorflow/examples repository - and just replaced their models with mine to get this demo up quickly!

Note, the models will be smaller and faster if you use the quantized tflite option while converting the files. However, there is a cost in terms of accuracy. So check with the tensorflow accuracy checker to ensure the accuracy is not compromised above a certain threshold while adopting this way.

Also, the model needs a defined input_shape and cannot have something like [None, None, None, 3] or then converter will complain! Incase of problems will conversion, you'll need to explore problems in the model generation as well as incompatibility between versions.


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