Computer Science students won a silver medal at the Huawei Cloud AI Developer Contest, which was held recently as part of the Huawei Cloud Summit 2019 in Hong Kong.
The HKBU team, entitled AI Phoenix, included team leader and alumnus Xu Zhouming, as well as students Wang Shihao, Lyu Jiayou, Zeng Xuan and Xu Chen.
During the contest, each team had to build an artificial intelligence system which was capable of classifying different kinds of food. In particular, they had to solve the image classification problem without using outside datasets and pre-trained models to get the highest accuracy.
Wang Shihao said: “Besides doing sufficient experiments on this dataset, our team also adopted a new machine learning method entitled AutoML, which is a state-of-the-art solution to this kind of problem. The extra data-augmentation procedures we implemented on the dataset were also one of the keys to our high accuracy.”