Why #MachineLearning is so important: it makes image analysis accurate, fast and cheap – and every problem can be turned into an image analysis problem – read “Computers that can see” from @benedic…

Computer vision turns imaging into a universal input – it lets computer see. So what kinds of things will become vision problems, and how does that change Google or Instagram?

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WHY IT MATTERS: every computer problem can be thought of as image analysis. Face recognition and cancer detection in radiography of course, but also product search for example. This is why machine learning is such a big deal: it makes image recognition possible in a wide range of scenarios quickly with great accuracy. After all it makes sense as humans and animals rely on vision so much and that other senses can be converted into images (think sound waves, touch nerve patterns, smell, etc.

 

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