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    Video about counting cards using machine learning

    I made a card-counting program called RAIN MAN 2.0: it can count through an actual deck cards as they are dealt in front of a camera. It uses image processing, machine learning, and Python to identify and count the cards as they come out of the deck. Thought you guys might be interested in the video I made about it!


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    Amazing, Good Job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BankerCA View Post
    Amazing, Good Job.
    Thanks! Unfortunately, it was only AFTER I made this video that I learned it's a felony to use "cheating devices" in Nevada and many other states. (NRS 465.075: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-...l#NRS465Sec075) Still planning to keep working on it though!

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    Don't give the casinos any ideas. They would probably pay big money to count down a player in real time. They already have the camera staring at the table. Now if you want to join the dark side sell it to the casino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Don't give the casinos any ideas. They would probably pay big money to count down a player in real time. They already have the camera staring at the table. Now if you want to join the dark side sell it to the casino.
    This is such a bizarre statement!

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    Saw your original post on Reddit, good job! Glad to see some programming introduced here, but I'm biased as I'm a software engineer in real life, and have done robotics and CV for the past 12 years, so this was fun to watch.

    Some things to consider:

    The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is pretty small and can give the RPI the horsepower needed for Real-Time video processing. The Nvidia Jetson Nano might also be a feasible option.

    You also mentioned that the "spycams" aren't of high enough quality to accurately determine the values of cards. While it certainly presents a challenge, I disagree with your assessment that a spycam can't do it. It would take a little bit of trickery, but I think it would be doable.


    Finally, thanks for not calling it an AI here, as we both know it isn't

    Good luck in your future endeavors, but don't plan to take it to a casino!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Don't give the casinos any ideas. They would probably pay big money to count down a player in real time. They already have the camera staring at the table. Now if you want to join the dark side sell it to the casino.

    ...aren't they already doing this (LIVE time monitoring of the count using software)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Don't give the casinos any ideas. They would probably pay big money to count down a player in real time. They already have the camera staring at the table. Now if you want to join the dark side sell it to the casino.
    This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgjPcP4HN58) shows the professionally-developed technology for card identification that was available back in 2009. I'm sure the tech has advanced considerably since then and that the big casinos are already using it!

    Quote Originally Posted by nighterfighter View Post
    Saw your original post on Reddit, good job! Glad to see some programming introduced here, but I'm biased as I'm a software engineer in real life, and have done robotics and CV for the past 12 years, so this was fun to watch.

    Some things to consider:

    The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is pretty small and can give the RPI the horsepower needed for Real-Time video processing. The Nvidia Jetson Nano might also be a feasible option.

    You also mentioned that the "spycams" aren't of high enough quality to accurately determine the values of cards. While it certainly presents a challenge, I disagree with your assessment that a spycam can't do it. It would take a little bit of trickery, but I think it would be doable.


    Finally, thanks for not calling it an AI here, as we both know it isn't

    Good luck in your future endeavors, but don't plan to take it to a casino!
    Thanks for your input! It would be fun to make it work on a spycam, but I mainly don't have enough knowledge or time to invest in figuring it out right now. However, if I did get it to work, could you imagine how many suckers would want to pay big bucks for it? "Amazing card-counting hidden camera will ensure you never lose money at Blackjack again!! Buy now for only $2500!" *fine print* Using this product in a casino will get you arrested and charged with a felony. */fine print*

    Haha yeah, I feel like "AI", "Machine Learning", "Deep Learning", and those sorts of terms are poorly defined (and even more poorly understood) enough that they can be used loosely without getting in too much trouble. I do think it will be in the "AI" category once I actually get it playing through hands of blackjack, making hit-or-stand decisions, and counting cards. Do you think that merits it being called an "AI"? I'm genuinely interested in your opinion on that!

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    AI is AI. Don't see how that term fits here at all.
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    Software in use by surveillance currently requires a human to key in the cards as they are dealt from the shoe
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