Unleash the Power of Machine Learning with Node.js: Build an Image Recognizer with TensorFlow

Appy Sharma
6 min readMar 25, 2023
A man learning how to build an Image Recogniser

Image recognition is a fascinating technology that allows machines to identify and classify objects in images. In this tutorial, we will be using Node.js and TensorFlow to build a fruit recognizer that can handle both local image files and image URLs. The application will take an image of a fruit as input and predict the type of fruit using a pre-trained machine learning model.

Prerequisites: To follow along with this tutorial, you will need to have the following installed on your machine:

  • Node.js
  • NPM
  • A code editor of your choice

Step 1: Setting up the Project

Setting up the project

Let’s start by creating a new Node.js project. Open your terminal and create a new folder for your project. Navigate to the folder and run the following command to initialize a new Node.js project:

npm init

Follow the prompts to initialize the project. Once the project is initialized, create a new file called index.js in the root folder.

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Appy Sharma

A whimsical developer from Sweden with a knack for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, UI and UX design. https://www.appysharma.com