Lobe Help

Everything you need to know to train great machine learning models with Lobe.

What is Lobe?

What is Lobe?

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Lobe is a free, private desktop application that has everything you need to take your machine learning ideas from prototype to production.


What is machine learning?

What is machine learning?

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Machine learning is software that learns to perform a task from a collection of examples rather than through a person explicitly defining rules and formulas. This learning software is called a model. Teaching a model through examples is called training.


Learn more in this beginner crash course.


What kind of machine learning can I train with Lobe?

What kind of machine learning can I train with Lobe?

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This version of Lobe learns to look at images using image classification - categorizing an image into a single label overall. We are working to expand to more types of problems and data in future versions.


What is image classification?

What is image classification?

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Image classification is categorizing an image into a single label to represent its content. Apps using image classification could:

  • Tell you when someone is coming up your front steps
  • Send you photos of a new bird that just started showing up at your bird feeder
  • Count the number of push-ups you’ve done in a workout
  • Alert you when a shelf is empty
  • Read signs in you environment

Lobe is not doing any reasoning or understanding of the content in your images. Image classification learns to find any patterns from your images - things like textures, colors, and shapes - that can be used to separate your labels.


See Label to help Lobe learn the correct patterns.


How do I use my model?

How do I use my model?

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A model is a piece of code. You can export your model into a variety of industry-standard formats to run on Mac and Windows, the web, or mobile and edge devices. We are working on a collection of apps and tools to help run your model without any code.


See more in Export


How much does Lobe cost?

How much does Lobe cost?

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Lobe is free and runs entirely on your computer.


Do I need any machine learning experience?

Do I need any machine learning experience?

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No machine learning knowledge is necessary. Lobe follows best practices while automatically building and training a model for you.


Are my images and models private?

Are my images and models private?

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Yes, all of your images and models stay private on your computer. Lobe runs and trains machine learning models entirely on your own device. Your project images and models are never uploaded to the cloud or visible to us.


If you opt-in to app analytics, learn more about what is collected.


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