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A Deep Learning Classifier for FIFA vs Real Football

FIFA or Not? Try it out on

I took up the FastAI course a week ago to finally do some hands-on,state of the art, 10-lines-of-code-does-it-all deep learning. I took up many courses in college, joined Kaggle a good 4 years ago (sigh - the only problem I ever solved was the Titanic dataset and honestly didn't find it as fun as making an Android app), and now that I've made up my mind to do more DL, I want a taste of a regular deep learner engineer's everyday job. More on that later, this post is just about identifying whether an image is from FIFA or not.

Here's the why:
I've played FIFA all my life, starting with FIFA 2001 on my PlayStation2. By the time FIFA06 came out, my father used to say it was hard to make out from afar whether I was playing or watching football on TV. And so, I thought it'd be fun to see if a computer could do this.

What I did:
1. Ran a script to scrape URLs of the top 200 images on Google Images for FIFA, and ano…