What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision combines cameras, edge computing, cloud-based computing, software, and artificial intelligence (AI) to help systems “see” and identify objects. Intel has a rich portfolio of technologies to enable AI, including CPUs for general purpose processing and computer vision and vision processing units (VPUs) to provide acceleration. Valuable in a wide range of environments, computer vision systems can recognize objects and people quickly, analyze audience demographics, inspect manufactured products, and much more.
Computer vision uses deep learning to form neural networks that guide systems in their image processing and analysis. Convolutional neural networks (CNN) techniques, such as those included with the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, enable deep learning inference for image classification and object detection. Once fully trained, computer vision models can perform object recognition, detect and recognize people, and even track movement.