I need to identify the number and type of all objects in a picture, so there can be multiple objects of the same type.
For example, I have a picture with $10$ animals, and I want my program to tell me that, on the picture, I have $3$ elephants, $2$ cats and $5$ dogs. However, I do not need the detection of the location of the objects. All I need is the information on the number of objects of each class, without their possible locations.
I wanted to ask you guys for help in defining the type of problem I am dealing with and maybe some suggestions about where to start looking for a solution. It would be nice if you could point out some directions, algorithms or network architectures to solve the problem described below.