I'm interested in starting a project that will identify the face of a Lego mini figure from a digital photo. My goal is to eventually map the expression of a person's face to the Lego mini figure.
I don't have any experience working with image recognition technology (my technical experience is mainly in web technology), and I am looking for recommended platforms or resources that I could get started with.
Most helpful would be recommendations for image recognition technologies (Python would be great!) that I could start to experiment with.
NOTE: I'm aware of SparkAR as a library designed to for Instagram camera effects specifically, and even though I'm not interested in Instagram, I wonder if there are comparable libraries/studios/products for working with image recognition development.