Rijks x AWS
Attempt at using AWS facial recognition to find look-a-likes in the Rijksmuseum's art collection.
Step 1: create a database of objects
Download all the images to a folder by
bundle rake download_individual_json
bundle rake combine_json will generate a single
combined.json with the
object IDs and image URLs. The database is checked in
Step 2: download images
Start a EC2 instance. I chose a
t2.micro. SSH into the machine and run:
git clone https://github.com/tijmenb/rijksmuseum-aws-experiment.git cd rijksmuseum-aws-experiment ruby download-images.rb
This will take a lot of time.