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Computer Vision Digitally Illuminates The Next Level Of Cognitive Technologies

Jul 24,2020
Unlocking the digitally enabled AI potential, Computer Vision or CV is enabling enterprise machinery to analyze digital video files and images. Global technology leaders and digital enterprises are innovating advanced ML techniques to design new-age algorithms. These algorithms are digitally sophisticated to seamlessly parse and perceive business-critical information embedded in digitized videos and images.

It is all about leveraging the most digital-ready AI technology sets for enabling machines to see images and videos just like humans. Thanks to the game-changing advances in hardware, ML, and software fronts, CV uses real-time inputs from images and video outputs. The process of extracting these inputs is accelerated because of high-tech cognitively engineered computer programs that empower CV ecosystems to take inputs present outside the confines of a visible spectrum.

When Computer Vision Unleashes The Twin Power of Digital AI

Being a scientific discipline, CV is backed by artificially engineered ecosystems for obtaining key insights from multi-dimensional data such as images or videos. CV is embedded in AI-enabled robots that are strategically positioned in an environment so that they can perform complicated mechanical actions by moving through it.

This breed of high-level processing basically requires input data offered by a CV system. This input data plays the role of a vision sensor that brings high-level details about the environment where the robot is placed. Other aspects of AI used by CV include learning techniques and pattern recognition.

Computer Vision Brings Next-Level Capabilities For Real-World Use-Cases

The specifics of Computer Vision include digitally redefining capabilities such as object detection. In object detection, there are multiple sub-categories including:

- Object identification: Categorizing the nature of the object such as a car
- Object classification: Classifying the object manufacturer such as Chevrolet
- Object location: Locating the position of the object in an image or video

Other techniques leveraged by CV feature motion analyses that are used for finding out where object movements are taking place and how in a particular video. Besides using motion analyses, Computer Vision even uses 3D scene reconstructions for developing robust 3D models based on a single 2D image or more than one images curated from different viewpoints in the scene.

Likewise, Computer Vision is designed to carry out well-deployed image segmentation. During the segmentation process, algorithms break down the images into semantic objects such as buildings, backgrounds, roads, pedestrians, cars, etc. Image segmentation, in particular, is receiving massive traction because it enables the computer to pick up a single entity. By doing that, a computer can easily follow that entity through a dedicated scene with the help of digitally embedded camera systems.

Another mission-defining capability of a computer vision ecosystem lies in enabling a human visual system for operating on a range of image modalities ranging outside the visible spectrum. Today, highly advanced algorithms can use infra-red bands or radar-based imaging for carrying out object recognition. With such capabilities, Computer Vision is already primed to process data to the extent it seamlessly detects objects at nighttime or easily sees them through clouds.

CV Implementation Roadmaps Build A Digitally Relevant Future

To keep the ecosystem powered by Computer Vision working at all times, enterprises need sophisticated hardware. For example, businesses need future-ready lenses, processing chips, sensors, and cameras to extract visual input at reduced latency.

Nonetheless, AI has become accessible today. And that accessibility has dramatically reduced the complexity and cost of getting started. AI has a range of complex algorithms that are powered by countless neural networks. If these neural networks are implemented well, they seamlessly mimic the multiple functions performed by a brain’s visual system.

It is quite interesting to see how CV gets into action because there is a dedicated convolutional neural network available under the hood. This network is responsible for parsing data through different kernel layers despite the towering complexity.

The science behind the working of Computer Vision is straightforward. The actual numeric values present in the kernels are natively understood from the datapoints during an automated training process. Now that the process is not manually tweaked or engineered, data-learning is blazingly fast.

Other than that, automated training processes happening through recurring neural networks enable machines to seamlessly glean analytics from the data. These analytics, in turn, help in discovering complexities such as data causality by analyzing the content from a set of images. This way, a well-developed CV system harnesses temporal context for exploring object actions, tracking trajectories, and determining different temporal patterns.

Digital Leaders Deploying CV For Seamlessly Navigating The Next

As a CV ecosystem has different parts in motion, it is not really surprising to see industry players already engaged in its development and deployment. Enterprises such as Qualcomm have already begun working on camera hardware and optics that bring new depth perception to the overall Computer Vision architecture. The American chip-manufacturing multinational is even inventing never-heard-before interpretive tools for enhancing camera capabilities.

After discussing the hardware side of CV, let us train our attention to its processing side. Many industry leaders such as Google, Nvidia, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook are standing on the front line of processing CV architectures. These digital leaders are pushing the envelope for reinventing the algorithmic infrastructures of CV ecosystems.

Besides the corporate landscape, many key players in the global pedagogical ecosystem are successfully offering programs that further the development of the CV architecture. For example, Stanford University, the University of Montreal, MIT, the University of Toronto, and the University of Michigan are discovering new use-cases of Computer Vision to solve everyday challenges ranging from visual surveillance and autonomous navigation.

Is Your Enterprise Ready To Unlock The Rewards Of Computer Vision?

Overall, it is actually possible that Computer Vision will transform enterprise future for the better. A CV-enabled architecture brings next-level smart processing that empowers computers to process a huge volume of complex datasets embedded in digital media formats. This processing is done with the help of high-end visual sensors that take data from an external ecosystem and feed to a highly advanced AI-enabled Computer Vision architecture.

But the question is, Will your enterprise unlock the power of CV in the coming time? The answer to the question will help enterprises explore new frontiers of growth and uncover newer, bigger, and more exciting digital opportunities.
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