Find out if that plant on your hiking trail is poisonous!
Nature: serene and graceful, but cruel to the unsuspecting traveler. Many beautiful plants, despite their peaceful demeanor, may leave devastation and destruction in their wake. The poisonous plant detector you see before your very eyes was crafted with the unsuspecting hiker in mind, with the ability to detect a handful of poisonous plants found near the coast of California. With a simple click of a button, the alluring Angel’s Trumpet, the ferocious foxglove, and the ordinary poison oak can all be detected, right at your fingertips.
Commonly found throughout North America, poison oak can be identified by its three separate, shiny/dull-green leaves. Contact can leave the offender with an itchy red rash.Lantana- With colors ranging from yellow to red to pink, the lantana’s appearance is deceiving.
Here’s a small lesson: never put random plants in your mouth. Ingestion of any part of a foxglove can cause nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, death, and more. These bells will jingle all the way into the grave.
With colors ranging from yellow to red to pink, the lantana’s appearance is deceiving. When consumed, it is toxic to humans and animals alike. Diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are some of the outcomes of consumption of lantana.
Sometimes called the “Devil’s Snare” and “Angel’s Trumpet,” don’t be fooled by the pitcher-shaped plant. Although its seeds are eaten with intoxicating effects, some die from overdoses.
Found commonly on hiking trails, brushing against its flowers can irritate the skin and create a rash. Getting its name from its similarities to a poodle, this plant appears in areas affected by fires. While hiking, be sure to cover your legs and avoid touching your clothing, as the ‘hairs’ of the plant can leave you with a blister that can last for weeks on end!
Be careful around these plants, especially when with a companion! Although human consumption will cause mild discomfort, the silver lupine is toxic to animals. If you decide to take a walk or hike with your dog, make sure to avoid this plant at all costs!
As described in its name, the stinging nettle ‘stings’ the assailant, leaving them with a rash. However, the stinging nettle is surprisingly used for medicinal purposes, being eaten and can fight against inflammation. So if you’re stranded with a few of these plants, you may have something to gnaw on before resorting to cannibalism.
IT WAS A LONG JOURNEY, BUT IN THE END WE DID IT.
JULY 28TH-29TH, 2020
JULY 30TH, 2020
LABELING THE DATA
JULY 31ST - AUGUST 05TH, 2020
SPLITTING THE DATA
AUGUST 06, 2020
TRAINING THE MODEL
AUGUST 07TH - 10TH, 2020
TESTING OUR MODEL
AUGUST 11TH, 2020
DEPLOYING OUR PRODUCT
AUGUST 11TH, 2020 - 14TH, 2020
WITHOUT THESE, THIS PROJECT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE
WHY DID WE DO THIS?
More like how well the team members know eachother...
Anant is a rising senior who regularly bird watches in his free time. Though severely illegal, he has set his eyes on capturing the California Condor (one of the rarest birds in North America). With a dream to conquer and domesticate this magnificent creature, Anant proves to be a passionate and strong-willed -- traits which extend to his love for CS, engineering, and AI.
From a young age, Arnold always knew that he wanted to program, winning the NationAl Real Coding OpporTunIties Conglomerate (NARCOTIC) at 5 years old. He also HATES plants, never eating his veggies. That’s why he decided to join AI Camp, so he could create a program to detect hidden vegetables. When his teammates rejected the idea, he did the next-best thing: a program that can detect different poisonous plants.
Jiankai is a rising eighth grader at a school. Jiankai's love for CS and ML drew him to AI camp, where he not only learned about AI, but also took on the role of a project manager. Outside of his "work life" as a project manager, he enjoys a rather chill personal life of annoying his sister and playing with his cat.
Ramona is a rising sophomore at Henry M. Gunn High School. As a culinary prodigy, she is currently striving to perfect the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Perhaps one day she will combine her culinary talents with her newfound love for programming to create an AI tool that finds the perfect blend of PB&J.
Sophia is an incoming freshman at UCSB. She has always wanted to win the America's Best Front Yard competition and was a strong contender in the finals, but lost due to an infestation of poison oak that she failed to notice before her yard was inspected. Her drive to win this competition along with her passion for CS and learning inspired her to develop a program allowing her to detect poisonous plants.
Shane is an instructor at AI Camp, and he served as the mentor for this project. He is a rising senior at Stanford, where he studies computer science. He is excited about machine learning and has a passion for teaching computer science. He also likes to hike and is eager to use this app in the outdoors. His favorite plant is the foxglove because as a child he liked to play with them and accidentally stuck his tongue in one.