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Venomous Snake Classification


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Afraid of snakes?😳 Us too!😣 Snakebites are one of the world’s most neglected public health crises. Each year, they result in ~100,000 deaths and leave ~40,000 people disabled. Not only that, the poor and rural communities are the most affected by snakebites due to their limited access to antivenoms and hospitals.

Check this out πŸ‘‰ https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/snakebite-envenoming

What if there was a way to detect if a particular snake is venomous or not? And thus figure out if the snakebite is deadly or not? Solving this problem helps further an important Sustainable Development Goal(SDG 3.3 neglected tropical diseases), and we are proud to encourage efforts towards tackling it.

In this challenge we explore the use of computer vision in correctly classifying snakes as venomous / non venomous.

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πŸ’Ύ Dataset

The dataset provided contains images of various species of snake with each image of size 224*224 pixels. The train set and validation set has around 54,000 and 6000 images respectively grouped into the classes of venomous and non venomous while the test set contains around 15,000 images which needs to be predicted. The dataset is quite vast and has following variations:

  • variation by age

  • variation by geography

  • medically important venomous snakes

  • similar looking harmless snakes

πŸ“ Files

Following files are available in the resources` section:

  • train.zip : (54,000) The zip file contains train folder with two folder inside it with name as venomous and non venomous.These folder contains the images of respective classes.

  • val.zip : (6,000) The zip file contains val folder with two folder inside it with name as venomous and non venomous.These folder contains the images of respective classes.

  • test.zip : (15,000) The zip file contains test folder with images of the snakes to whose classes needs to be predicted.

  • sample_submission.csv : Sample submission format for the challenge.

πŸš€ Submission

  • Prepare a CSV containing two coloums with header id and class. The first column should contains the image id(without the '.jpg' extension) and the second as the class it belongs to venomous or non_venomous.
  • Name of the above file should be submission.csv.
  • Sample submission format available at sample_submission.csv in the resorces section.

Make your first submission here πŸš€ !!

πŸ–Š Evaluation Criteria

During evaluation F1 score and Accuracy will be used to test the efficiency of the model where,


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