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Classification Base Model

What is BioCLIP?

BioCLIP is a CLIP model trained on the TreeOfLife-10M dataset, created by the researchers who made BioCLIP. The dataset on which BioCLIP was trained included more than 450,000 classes.

You can use BioCLIP to auto-label natural organisms (i.e. animals, plants) in images for use in training a classification model. You can combine this model with a grounded detection model to identify the exact region in which a given class is present in an image. Learn more about combining models with Autodistill.


To use BioCLIP with autodistill, you need to install the following dependency:

pip3 install autodistill-bioclip


from autodistill_bioclip import BioCLIP

# define an ontology to map class names to our BioCLIP prompt
# the ontology dictionary has the format {caption: class}
# where caption is the prompt sent to the base model, and class is the label that will
# be saved for that caption in the generated annotations
# then, load the model
classes = ["arabica", "robusta"]

base_model = BioCLIP(
            item: item for item in classes

results = base_model.predict("../arabica.jpeg")

top = results.get_top_k(1)
top_class = classes[top[0][0]]

print(f"Predicted class: {top_class}")


This project is licensed under an MIT license.

The underlying BioCLIP model is also licensed under an MIT license.