I've created an App to identify mushrooms, I ask for advice!

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  1. brugom

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    Hello!


    I am a PhD student in computer vision and I have created an Android application to recognize mushroom species from an image. It is very simple to use: You take a photo with the phone, load it in the application and it recognizes the type of mushroom and gives you information about it.


    It’s called SetaMind. It's free and available on Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gombru.setamind&hl=en


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    Uses neural networks that work locally on the phone (it doesn’t use internet). I explain technically how it works here: https://gombru.github.io/2017/08/16/phd/


    It is capable of recognizing 24 different species of mushrooms: Agaricus arvensis, Agaricus campestris, Amanita caesarea, Amanita muscaria, Amanita phalloides, Amanita rubescens, Armillaria mellea, Boletus Aereus, Boletus edulis, Boletus erythropus, Boletus pinicola, Cantharellus cibarius, Cantharellus lutescens, Clathrus Ruber, Clitocybe gibba, Clitocybe nebularis, Coprinus comatus, Craterellus cornucopioides. Hydnum repandum, Lactarius deliciosus, Lepista nuda, Macrolepiota procera, Marasmius oreades and Morchella.


    If you want to try it I can use any comments or suggestions :)


    Raúl
     
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    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    Someone poisoned their whole family last week with Chlorophyllum molybdites that they misidentified as Agaricus, using an app. Boletus edulis and Amanita ceasarea don't even occur in the US.
     
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    Really?
    Well this app as any other should not be trust blindly. It should be used only to help to identify, like it does comparing the mushroom with other images. Instead of comparing it with human eyes, it compares it using an intelligent algorithm. In many fields, for instance in the medical, algorithms are getting the same performance or even better than a human expert eye (For instance, this skin cancer detector http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/26/health/ai-system-detects-skin-cancer-study/index.html)

    Right now the App can identify only 24 different mushroom types, but I pretend to extend it. I'm from Spain and Boletus Edulis and Amanita Ceasarea are common here.

    But the way, do you know which app was used in the case you mention? I was not aware of the existence of mushroom identification apps.
     
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    OK, thanks! I will have a look to it. But I think this one doesn't include automatic mushroom identification form the image.
     
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    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    When you make an APP, that has 25 choices for mushrooms, people are going to tend to try to make every mushroom they find fit one of those 25 mushrooms
     
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    The user doesn't have to find fit for a mushroom. The user uploads a photo of the mushroom and the app tells him automatically if it matches one of the 24 known species and the confidence it has on the match. In case the image doesn't match with any of the 24 classes (or the confidence of the match is low), it tells the user that it hasn't been able to identify the mushroom type.
     
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    Its a cool idea as long as people are aware. :)
     
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    Thank you! Sure, as any information should be used with caution :)
     
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    I don't like these apps. It seems careless and dangerous. It might take a picture of cortinarius violatius and be like ya that's 85% lepista nuda and the person will poison themself. Take the time, do the research make sure you're 100% . That's why places like mycotek exist. For live human help that can acquire and process all the info needed to make an accurate id.
     
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    Sure, it should not be tusted blidly. But it's same as when a non-expert compates a mushroom with a photo, it may get confused. But for instance that comparison can help him decide taking the mushroom home ot not to show it to an expert.