Underwater trash Detection with Deep Learning

Every year an increasing amount of waste, mostly plastics, finds its way into the ocean, endangering marine life and changing ocean ecosystems. It’s difficult to collect this type of trash because it sinks into the depths over time. One of the best solutions is to use robots for the job, and now it’s possible to do it even faster and more accurately when robots are trained with deep learning algorithms. In this article, we will train a deep learning model to identify and segment five categories of objects found underwater: trash bottle, trash bag, trash pipe, ROV(Remotely operated underwater vehicle), and animal fish.