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Building Something Fun - NSFW Detector

Gant ℒ𝒢𝒷ℴ𝓇𝒹ℯ
I work in React Native, AI / ML, and training. I make cool things, and give talks around the world. Follow me on twitter or medium @GantLaborde for more. Hire us at Infinite.red
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NSFW Model

Coming up with useful applications of Machine Learning can be an exciting and complicated problem. Sure, I can do the same linear regression problem everyone does, with the same data, but if I'm not excited about what I'm creating, how can I expect anyone else to be interested?

Then I got the idea, what about NSFW detection for client and server! This could cut down on work for teams, as well as provide a high-profile project for others.

Since creating the NSFW model, throngs of people have tweeted, and shown up to add pull requests. I'll even be Keynoting in Italy, to review the project.

One common request, a lot of people keep asking for the training data. I'm both entertained and engaged in all the interactions in this project. Never would I have assumed so many people would help me learn, challenge me to grow, and take interest in my project.

Because of this, I've documented the entire project here: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-to-set-up-nsfw-content-detection-with-machine-learning-229a9725829c

And released a JavaScript library here: https://shift.infinite.red/avoid-nightmares-nsfw-js-ab7b176978b1

Make something awesome

So next time you're handed the same old projects and the dusty roadmap of projects you should follow, just reject it; spice it up. Build something fun, crazy, and interesting. You'll be surprised how rewarding it can be.

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