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Deep learning advances are boosting computer vision -- but there's still clear limits

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This article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that (try to) disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI. Since the early days of artificial intelligence, computer scientists have been dreaming of creating machines that can see and understand the world as we do. The efforts have led to the emergence of computer vision, a vast subfield of AI and computer science that deals with processing the content of visual data. In recent years, computer vision has taken great leaps thanks to advances in deep learning and artificial neural networks. Deep learning is a branch of AI that is especially good at processing unstructured data such as images and videos.


Computer vision applications: The power and limits of deep learning

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This article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that (try to) disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI. Since the early days of artificial intelligence, computer scientists have been dreaming of creating machines that can see and understand the world as we do. The efforts have led to the emergence of computer vision, a vast subfield of AI and computer science that deals with processing the content of visual data. In recent years, computer vision has taken great leaps thanks to advances of deep learning and artificial neural networks. Deep learning is a branch of AI that is especially good at processing unstructured data such as images and videos.


What Is Computer Vision?

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When you look at the following image, you see people, objects, and buildings. It brings up memories of past experiences, similar situations you've encountered. The crowd is facing the same direction and holding up phones, which tells you that this is some kind of event. The person standing near the camera is wearing a T-shirt that hints at what the event might be. As you look at other small details, you can infer much more information from the picture.


What is computer vision?

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If I asked you to name the objects in the picture below, you would probably come up with a list of words such as "tablecloth, basket, grass, boy, girl, man, woman, orange juice bottle, tomatoes, lettuce, disposable plates…" without thinking twice. Now, if I told you to describe the picture below, you would probably say, "It's the picture of a family picnic" again without giving it a second thought. Those are two very easy tasks that any person with below-average intelligence and above the age of six or seven could accomplish. However, in the background, a very complicated process takes place. The human vision is a very intricate piece of organic technology that involves our eyes and visual cortex, but also takes into account our mental models of objects, our abstract understanding of concepts and our personal experiences through billions and trillions of interactions we've made with the world in our lives.


Computer Vision: Overview of a Cutting Edge AI Technology - DZone AI

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Today's technology landscape is looking great. Artificial intelligence has begun to move from the margins to the mainstream of the global economy and has reached a great level of interest for businesses and the general public. Among the various disciplines of AI, computer vision is acquiring considerable momentum. Let's see what it is all about. Progress in artificial intelligence and robotic technologies tends to reduce the gap between humans and machines capabilities, although there is still a substantial way to go to meet the ultimate goal of a human-like machine.