Using YOLOv5? Then you will love our new YOLOv5 release v6.0
Our latest update arrived on October 12th, 2021 and is the first major release since April 2021. Release v6.0 brings significant improvements that lower memory requirements during training, increase accuracy during deployment, and optimize runtime performance across the full range of YOLOv5 models.
The result for ML engineers and data scientists is that YOLOv5 now provides a more powerful Vision AI solution, and is even easier to train and deploy than ever before. Multiple updates to the model backbones were made based on empirical results of Ultralytics R&D efforts.
Modifications include new modules and improvements to existing modules that combine to produce faster, smaller, and more accurate models.
We couldn’t have done this by ourselves though! This release incorporates 465 PRs from 73 contributors from around the world, all collaborating together to push the boundaries of AI. See our open-source contributing guidelines if you’d like to learn more or contribute yourself.
This release brings hundreds of small changes that accumulate to make a real difference, far too many to go into detail, but a few of the major highlights are:
A little over a year after releasing YOLOv5, our state-of-the-art object detection technology is now on its way to becoming the world’s most loved vision AI. With the help of hundreds of collaborators and feedback from thousands of users, we are creating tools that are both effective and easy to use, and our new v6.0 release is the next exciting step in this journey.
Head on over to our open-source GitHub repository to get started using YOLOv5 today! https://github.com/ultralytics/yolov5
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