YOLOv8 is the new beast in town
Let's compare it with previous versions of YOLO
We have discussed the You Only Look Once (YOLO) series of models several times, particularly because object detection, image segmentation, and image classification are key tasks that a robot must effectively perform to excel in real-world tasks. YOLO models have been shown to be excel at the tradeoff between speed and accuracy. In previous articles, we have discussed the process of preparing a dataset and training a YOLO model. We have also discussed the ways to scientifically evaluate a Machine Learning (ML) model and compare it with other similarly trained models using Key Perfomance Indicators (KPIs). We also have a technical course taking you through the journey of Machine Learning from Scratch to Production.
This article specifically compares the latest YOLO model released by Ultralytics: YOLOv8 with respect to previous generation of models, using the techniques and approaches described in previous articles. Our evaluation is based on our favorite dataset: the A…