From natural language processing to sentiment analysis to deep learning, many different techniques and technologies go into making artificial intelligence (AI) what it is today. Computer vision is one of them. Just as it sounds, computer vision describes the ability of a digital device to take in visual data—photos, videos, even live action—and then actually make sense of it. Today, computer vision is being used in the real world for everything from photo library organization and semi-autonomous cars to analysis of sponsor logos in sports videos and quality inspection on silicon chip factory assembly lines.
But the sky’s the limit as far as what computer vision can do, and many lesser-known innovations are currently being developed or even finding themselves out in the real world. Here are just a few:
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