computer vision
Emerging Tech

Shrimp eyes inspire new camera focused on helping self-driving cars see better

By mimicking the vision of mantis shrimp, researchers were able to make significant improvements on today’s commercial cameras. They hope their technology can help mitigate accidents by letting self-driving vehicles see more clearly.
Emerging Tech

Here’s how scientists read a charred 16th-century scroll without unraveling it

What do you do when you’re a historian trying to recover information from a severely damaged 16th-century scroll that’s darn near unreadable? You turn to cutting-edge technology, of course.
Emerging Tech

Teaching machines to see illusions may help computer vision get smarter

Researchers are teaching computers to see optical illusions. The reason? To create smarter, more brain-like vision recognition algorithms for everything from robots to autonomous cars.
Emerging Tech

MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot doesn’t need sight to navigate stairs

Capable of navigating without using cameras to guide it, the Cheetah 3's innovative navigation algorithms could make the robot suitable for reconnaissance and search and rescue missions.
Photography

Amazon's DeepLens camera is available in the U.S.for $249

The Amazon AWS DeepLens is like a Rasberry Pi for computer vision: a learning tool to teach imaging-based artificial intelligence. The camera comes pre-equipped with several A.I. infrastructures.
Smart Home

This tech startup wants to use deep learning to reduce food waste

According to the company, the deep learning models learn to analyze defects with consistency and accuracy, having examined extensive real-world image data to determine and predict the overall quality of a product.
Emerging Tech

The key to next-gen 3D vision for autonomous cars is … praying mantis goggles?

Researchers may have discovered a new way to model computer vision systems and it's all thanks to a multi-year project that involves putting tiny 3D goggles on praying mantises.
Computing

Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

Several different machine learning systems were used to categorize the Barnes Foundation’s digitized collection, and the results were rather surprising.
Social Media

Mirror Emoji Keyboard turns selfies into characters that look like you

Using AI and computer vision, Mirror Emoji Keyboard generates custom emojis from a single selfie. The startup developer already has several plans to expand the app, including custom pet emojis.
Social Media

Snapchat is assisting your search for the perfect filter with ‘computer vision’

Snapchat filters are getting easier to find now that the app uses object recognition to make suggestions based on what's in the photo. The feature works with pets, food, beaches, and sports, with additional categories expected.
Mobile

With the Pika app, kids teach an A.I. program how to recognize colors

With Pika, kids go on a scavenger hunt, all while teaching an A.I. program how to recognize each of the primary colors. The idea is based on research that suggesting teaching others helps kids build their own skills and confidence.
Photography

Pholio gets your photos out of the cloud without ditching cool AI features

Sure, AI allows for photo searches, but what if you don't want to store photos on the cloud? Pholio is a hardware-based AI solution that allows you to search for photos, discover old images and backup files, offline or online.
Photography

Give Google a bone — Google Photos can now identify different pets

Pets are members of the family too, right? Google Photos can now automatically tag individual pets and search by breed. The update uses enhanced computer vision powered by machine learning to recognize different pets.
Mobile

Pixel 2 owners get the first glimpse of Google Lens computer vision possibilities

Google Pixel 2 owners can snap a photo to skip typing in that address or learn more about that movie on the poster with Google Lens. A preview of the computer vision program ships with Google's new smartphone.
Photography

MIT's Pic2Recipe A.I. Can Predict Food Ingredients By Analyzing a Photo

In the future, foodies can find recipes simply by analyzing food photography. Pic2Recipe, computer vision software developed by MIT, recognizes ingredients from a photo, and then suggests recipes.
Mobile

Google Lens adds unprecedented intelligence to your smartphone camera

At its 2017 I/O conference, Google demonstrated how far its research in computer vision has come. The company unveiled Google Lens, a sophisticated image recognition technology that lets you analyze what the camera sees.
Mobile

Snapchat’s new World Lenses add augmented reality animations to scenes

The new and improved Snapchat Lenses will reportedly "interact" with real-world objects and scenes, according to some reports. They may be used to advertise products, services, and brands.
Emerging Tech

New computer vision app helps travelers interpret foreign road signs on the fly

You know how Google wants to “organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful?” Startup Mapillary wants to do the same thing with the world’s road signs.