Image Processing and Computer VisionΒΆ

Why computer scientists should know about Image Processing and Computer Vision:

It is a difficult task for a computer:

From the xkcd website:

“In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they’d have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we’re still working on it.”

But we are now getting close to the solution (using deep learning).

Even for humans vision is a difficult task:

A quote from Quora:

“It is often said that 2/3 (60%+) of the brain is “involved” in vision. However possibly less than 20% of the brain is dedicated to “visual-only” functioning. The other 40% is doing vision+touch, or vision+motor, or vision+attention, or vision+spatial navigation, or vision+meaning, etc. There is generally a smooth gradation from areas fully-specialized to one thing to areas involved in many things.”