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Recreating "The Clock" with Machine Learning and Web Scraping


"The Clock" is a 2010 art installation by Christian Marclay. It is an experimental film that features over 12,000 individual shots of clocks from movies and television, edited in such a way that the film itself functions as a clock.

In this talk, we'll use modern machine learning models and video web scraping to recreate the concept behind "The Clock". We'll use Kubernetes to orchestrate building a modern video scraper, capable of getting around the walls of YouTube and Instagram to grab user content.

We’ll then use existing machine learning models to infer when clocks occur in videos, to create our own montage with the found internet video.

Along the way, we'll learn how to build and monitor machine learning services meant to scale from our local computers to hundreds of machines.

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