CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Computer Vision and Machine Learning have played together decisive roles in the development of a variety of image-based applications within the last decade (e.g., various services provided by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Snapchat). During this time, the vision-based technology has transformed from just a sensing modality to intelligent computing systems which can understand the real world. Thus, acquiring computer vision and machine learning (e.g., deep learning) knowledge is an important skill that is required in many modern innovative businesses and is likely to become even more important in the near future.

1.1  WHAT IS COMPUTER VISION?

Humans use their eyes and their brains to see and understand the 3D world around ...

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