CatalyzeX: A must-have browser extension for machine learning engineers and researchers

CatalyzeX is a free browser extension that finds code implementations for ML/AI papers anywhere on the internet (Google, Arxiv, Twitter, Scholar, and other sites).

By Himanshu Ragtah, CatalyzeX

Andrew Ng likes it, you probably will too!

Code is one of the fundamental building blocks in machine learning research. Engineers already are in the habit of publishing code to share with the community, and it is now becoming standard for researchers to publish their code online as well. Increasingly more ML conferences are making it a requirement.

As David Ha (@hardmaru), a research scientist at Google Brain, puts it:

However, even if the code is actually available, you often have to go through the hassle of searching for it on Github manually or searching through various websites and blogs.

A new browser extension from CatalyzeX streamlines this whole process and automatically shows you open-source code for any machine learning/artificial intelligence papers that you may come across while you’re browsing the web — on Google, Arxiv, Twitter, Scholar, and other websites.

The extension is currently available for Chrome and Firefox

You’ll see [CODE] buttons appear in-line on the page automatically for any implementations found.

Click on any code link to easily jump to the code and explore.

Links to install the browser extensions: Chrome | Firefox


What if there is no code available yet?

If for some reason the code is not available, you can click on ‘NO CODE FOUND: REQUEST AUTHOR/EXPERT

You’ll be redirected to here:

Ask Authors for Code’ will let you send a direct request for code to the authors — if they are willing to share it with you personally.

Sometimes the authors may choose to not make the code public.

In that case, feel free to click ‘Request Implementation’ and an expert on the topic can be requested to implement the paper instead.

P.S. — The creators of this extension reached out to Andrew Ng and he liked it too!

Install the Chrome extension here:

Install the Firefox extension here:

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Bio: Himanshu Ragtah (@himanshu_ragtah) previously worked at Tesla -- where he was automating manufacturing testing for Tesla PowerWall, PowerPack, and SuperCharger. He is also a TEDx speaker on bias due to AI (especially for women and minorities) and on intelligent transportation. Alongside that, he is a SXSW judge, Kairos Society fellow, Hackernoon top publisher, and earlier on, he co-founded a SpaceX Hyperloop team with schools like Cornell, Princeton, and UMichigan and their prototype placed top 10 internationally -- and was featured on CNN, The Verge, Wired, and CNBC. Himanshu is a fellow of Kairos Society -- an elite club of founders that identify society’s most pressing challenges and build new solutions to address them (with mentors like Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, and Hayden of the CIA). He was previously awarded the NSERC (NSF equivalent in Canada) Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Award, open-sourced a 3D-printed prosthetic for US veteran amputees, led a drone robotics team, and judged top robotics contests (SXSW, PennApps, Lego League). Lastly, Himanshu helped design an innovative electronic music instrument that was featured on CBC and DigitalTrends.

Original. Reposted with permission.