A write-up would be terrific. Do you ONLY require the nVidia GPU for training? My BI runs on a separate system than my 1060, so I could easily train using the GPU system and hopefully could move over the model to the actual BI system. Is that possible?I figured out how to do the first round of predictions completely without a cloud service, using Tensorflow on Windows in Python. It's not a complicated setup at all. Why no one has made a GUI for this type of use-case is beyond me...
You do require an Nvidia Graphics Card (a fairly modern one, I think GeForce 960 onwards, I'm using a GTX 1060) in order to do the training and predictions. Predictions are not as fast as doing it in the cloud, but approximately 3.2 seconds to get a result from a GTX 1060 card. This is ideal if you want to train for certain trigger images you know happen in your BlueIris setup, such as a familiar face, or car, or a person in a specific area, or a package on a door step, or even a horde of rats.
I can write it up so that all you need to do is install a few things, and then just run a batch file to train images, and another one to return a prediction via Pushbullet or an HTTP Request of your choice (so you can use IFTTT or Smartthings for example). Because everyone here runs Windows by default, it makes it easy.
If anyone is interested let me know.