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How Math and Computational Geometry Influence Digital ArtRead More

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In this article we present a technique to triangulate source images, converting them to abstract, someway artistic images composed of tiles of triangles. This will be an attempt to explore the fields between computer technology and art. But first, what is triangulation?  Simply spoken a triangulation partitions a polygon into triangles which allows, for instance, […]

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The Top 5 Challenges Faced by EdTech CompaniesRead More

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Education Technology (EdTech) platforms are the foundation for educators and students to collaborate and foster learning. But if EdTech platforms take their eye off the ball from creating an engaging experience for both educators and students alike, they quickly alienate both groups. It disengages the audience. It hurts business. It fails to provide that great […]

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Bumble Bans Guns: Showcases Need for Content WorkflowRead More

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Bumble is a social network for discovering and fostering healthy relationships – be it personal or professional. With over 23 million subscribers to its platform, it certainly has the responsibility for ensuring that the content on their social networking application is appropriate for all. Recently, Bumble announced that it is going to ban all images […]

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Taking Advantage of Different Cloud Storage OptionsRead More

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Cloud computing has allowed business to completely revolutionize how they manage their computing and storage resources, changing how they handle their IT and infrastructure costs.   The big three vendors at this point for cloud storage are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft with its Azure platform and of course Google with Google Cloud Services (GCS). Each […]

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Image optimization using machine learning

Image Optimization Using Machine LearningRead More

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The craze of deep learning has brought about many challenges to the information status quo. For some use-cases, its success makes sense and seems inevitable. For others, like image processing, its bid to outshine hardened algorithms in compression and optimization seemed harder to predict, begging the question of what feats of computer engineering are safe […]

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Using Sagemaker

Using Amazon Sagemaker for Scalable Machine Learning TrainingRead More

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Not long ago, Amazon unveiled Sagemaker, their machine learning training and deployment infrastructure. To understand why it might be useful, its worth considering the current difficulties of scaling out machine learning services to the cloud. The wild successes of deep learning have increased its demand and taught people to demand its accuracy, which is not easy […]

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Evaluating Detectron, Facebook’s Object Detection PlatformRead More

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A few weeks ago, Facebook open-sourced its platform for object detection research, which they are calling Detectron. Object detection, wherein a machine learning algorithm detects the coordinates of objects in images, remains an ongoing challenge. To find algorithms that provide both sufficient speed and high accuracy is far from a solved problem. Detectron’s ostensible purpose […]

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Portfolium and Filestack: A Case StudyRead More

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Why Portfolium Matters Let’s be honest, filling a job opening sucks. On one hand you have the applicant, blindly distributing bullet points of accomplishments they poured their time and energy into while constantly refreshing their email for a response. On the other hand is the person doing the hiring, inundated by descriptions of grandiose accomplishments […]

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Filestack Artificial Intelligence Meetup

Join Filestack at the New San Antonio Artificial Intelligence MeetupRead More

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What: San Antonio Artificial Intelligence Meetup When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Where: Filestack, 122 Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 Filestack is proud to host San Antonio’s new artificial intelligence meetup, a monthly event where local tech communities can gather to discuss, learn and present on various topics related to machine learning and artificial intelligence. […]

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Why Progressive Images MatterRead More

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Images are typically the most bandwidth demanding element of a page and their impact is most often mitigated by resizing them or reducing their quality.  Progressive images are another option in your toolbox to optimize your end user’s experience of a web site.  Progressive images allow you to provide a more compelling user experience as […]

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How Google’s AutoML Takes Machine Learning A Step FurtherRead More

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Last week Google announced an alpha launch of AutoML, a new machine learning platform that takes the space to the next level. In the product announcement, AutoML is described as a service that allows users to train machine learning models without requiring an in-depth knowledge and proficiency in machine learning. The potential of this platform is very appealing: […]

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The Hacker Zone at DeveloperWeek Austin 2017

Filestack is at DeveloperWeek Austin 2017!Read More

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Filestack is in town for DeveloperWeek Austin 2017! This is such an exciting opportunity for us. DeveloperWeek has a nice split on attendance between people who manage tech teams, and people who are actively developing and pushing code every day. There is also a pretty awesome hackathon happening alongside the “pro” tracks. One of the […]

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The Filestack for Confluence Plugin enhances team collaboration

Filestack for Confluence Plugin Enhances Team CollaborationRead More

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The Need for a Confluence Plugin Every startup has hit the point where they outgrew stickie notes as their primary communication and organization tool, and this demand naturally lead to a highly competitive project management market. Leading the way in this field sits Atlassian whose tremendous suite of products help companies manage projects and customers […]

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You have Drones. You have Data. You need Filestack.Read More

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Filestack was in attendance for our second drone show, Commercial UAV Expo, in as many months. Last month we attended Interdrone 2017, and much like that event, we found data problems loom large in the drone space. With higher efficiency batteries, rotor innovations, and lighter, more resilient bodies, drones are becoming more capable. Longer flight […]

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Filestack's DIY Matrix

Don’t DIY, API With FilestackRead More

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We have seen 100+ home-grown uploading solutions. We have helped thousands escape the DIY-drag.  Why build a solution for an already solved problem?  Learn how Filestack solves uploading for you and why you might want to think twice about building an in-house solution.   “I can build X in Y days!” “Ha! I can build […]

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Add Automatic Tag Suggestions with Filestack’s Image TaggingRead More

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How Does Content Affect My Business?  Everyone seems suddenly hyper-aware of just how much content surrounds us, everywhere and all the time. Content drives the vast majority of our social lives, of our work lives, of our tangible and intangible possessions. As a business owner, entrepreneur, or developer, content likely makes up a large part […]

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Google Drive API Upload Example in Action

How to Upload with Google Drive APIRead More

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Google Drive is an extremely popular platform for creating, editing, and storing documents. Over 800 million users keep more than 2 trillion files on Google Drive. Whether your application uploads resumes, blog posts, slide shows, or other documents, you can benefit from integrating the Google Drive API to allow your users to upload directly from […]

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Make sure you know the difference between all of the machine learning services out there.

Signal to Noise: Understanding the State of Machine Learning ServicesRead More

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Getting past the buzzwords to the meat of what is on offer in the machine learning services landscape isn’t easy. It’s also sometimes difficult to separate tools from APIs, algorithms from services, the plausible from just plain speculative. That’s why we’ve put together a little guide to help you understand how you can start utilizing […]

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Improve OCR Results with FilestackRead More

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Machine learning services such as Microsoft Cognitive Services and Google Vision provide a wrapper over complex and resource-intensive algorithms, turning dense and arcane problems into simple REST requests. But these services, despite being state-of-the-art, cannot do all of the work for you (though some do more than others). And when it comes to optical character […]

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Self-Organizing Maps and their Benefit: Part OneRead More

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At Filestack, we are committed to helping you use, engage and analyze your data in intelligent ways through the best in machine learning. The algorithms that create self-organizing maps, optical character recognition (OCR), video and audio analysis, and so forth, are complex. Often, these algorithms become a major hardware and software investment to build out […]

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Upload from Google Photos API

Upload With The Google Photos APIRead More

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Google Photos has been in hyper growth mode since its transformation from Picasa, currently boosting more than 500 million monthly users. With sharing capabilities and added intelligence, Google Photos strives to make camera rolls obsolete.  As a developer building a file uploader, you can stay ahead of the curve by allowing your users to upload […]

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Boots on the Ground at Interdrone 2017: Why an Upload API matters to Drone Service ProvidersRead More

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Over the past couple of months, we have seen a steady increase in conversations with drone specific prospects at Filestack. Purely looking at demand signals, it made sense to come out to learn more about this booming industry at one of the top billed drone events in North America, Interdrone 2017. What would a file […]

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Filestack plays with FIRE to power Intelligent Content with new Image Recognition EngineRead More

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Our journey starts out quite differently than any one company that is trying to build the most modern image recognition service. For one, we are not only focused on training, creating models, and building data sets. To us, these are table stakes. We are interested in abstracting key data points out of data oceans and […]

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Add Uploading Functionality To Your WordPress Site with the Filestack WordPress Upload PluginRead More

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Do you need to add file upload functionality to your WordPress site but none of the available plugins are streamlined enough or powerful enough to your liking? The Filestack WordPress Upload plugin can help! The Filestack WordPress Upload plugin allows you or your users to upload images, documents, and videos directly from Facebook, Instagram, Google […]

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Filestack Intelligent Ingestion: The World’s Most Reliable File Uploading TechnologyRead More

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Filestack’s heritage is pinned deeply to being the world’s best file uploading service. Over the past 5+ years, we’ve had thousands of conversations with customers and prospects about the pains they encounter with file uploading. A common theme: mobile uploads have unique challenges. From maintaining state between cell towers, to ballooning file sizes, to little […]

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Web Pages Loading Slow? Optimize Images to Decrease Page Load TimeRead More

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Generally, if your site takes more than 2-3 seconds to load, the average internet user will abandon it in search of similar resources they’ll be able to access quicker. Unoptimized images are one of the most common culprits of slow site load speed. So, before you overload your website with a ton of larger-than-necessary image files, […]

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Recreate Silicon Valley’s Not Hotdog App with Filestack’s Tagging FeatureRead More

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Deep learning has gone from sci-fi concept to industry buzzword within only a matter of years. What started as proof-of-concepts and enhanced facial recognition software quickly ballooned into state-of-the-art image and speech recognition, video analysis, behavioral predictions and untold other successes, where the goal was specific enough and the dataset large enough to benefit from […]

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Filestack Tutorial For Beginners: Part 2 WatermarkRead More

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Welcome Back! Hello, and welcome back to the Filestack Tutorial For Beginners. If you have not seen the first half then check it out here. Otherwise, let’s keep making progress on our watermarking application. Perform a Transformation: Watermark Working with Uploaded Files: The Filestack Handle At this point you are probably wondering: “Okay, I understand […]

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