Chapter 5. Teach Edison to See

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. —Jonathan Swift

Introduction

One area where Intel Edison’s compute power really shines is the area of computer vision: the gathering, processing, analyzing, and understanding of images and video data. Computer vision is a complex, widely studied, and ever-growing field in the scientific world today. The algorithms that comprise a computer vision system are often very computationally heavy tasks, making Intel Edison’s dual-core x86 processor more aptly suited than other embedded systems. In fact, because Intel’s x86 architecture is the top choice for high-performance computing (over 99% by market share), many available computer-vision algorithms have been ...

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