The internet is constantly being bombarded with machine vision technology, but you are probably still asking yourself what this emerging technology is all about. Machine vision is the use of computers to extract information from images, and can be used in a number of different industries, such as e-commerce, medicine and manufacturing. It’s not a new technology, but it’s one that very few people (outside of the tech world) have heard of. In this article, we will dive into what machine vision is and how it will change the world.
What is machine vision?
As the name suggests, machine vision is a subcategory of computer vision, and it is the combination of computer vision and image processing. With image processing, computers can create and process images to perform simple tasks such as recognizing a person or an object. Computer vision is how a computer processes images to be used to perform complex tasks like recognising an object or person, and sending a text message to a friend. Today’s computer vision can be seen in the likes of the computer vision found in the mobile apps of Google, Apple, and Microsoft. For example, Google uses computer vision technology in its search and picture apps. By using computer vision, Google has been able to improve its image recognition algorithms, and produce better and more accurate searches.
How is machine vision being used today?
For the most part, machine vision is used in image recognition. This is what happens when a computer identifies an object in an image. For example, the Google Translate app uses machine vision to identify foreign words in the images it converts. Another important use of machine vision is optical character recognition (OCR). This is when computers recognize the words written on a digital document, and then applies advanced filtering techniques to try and extract what the user is looking at. For example, Google’s search engine converts all the photos of cats posted on their website to JPEGs. However, machine vision is capable of so much more than this.
What will machine vision be used for in the future?
The short answer is that machine vision has been used for a variety of different uses over the years, including making photographs less blurry, removing hair and even creating 3D models.
With the rise of machine vision, computers are able to help and even create new devices on their own. Machine vision is paving the way to the industrial revolution, and you can expect to see it transform the way we work and live over the next few years. It’s a smart and powerful technology that has already begun changing the world and we’re just scratching the surface.