Snagging Parking Spaces with Mask R-CNN and Python

I live in a great city. But like in most cities, finding a parking space here is always frustrating. Spots get snapped up quickly and even if you have a dedicated parking space for yourself, it’s hard for friends to drop by since they can’t find a place to park.

My solution was to point a camera out the window and use deep learning to have my computer text me when a new parking spot opens up: