Understanding computer vision

Defining computer vision is not an easy task, and computer vision experts tend to disagree with each other when it comes to providing a textbook definition for it. Doing so is completely out of the scope and interest of this book, so we'll focus on a simple and practical definition that suits our purpose instead. Historically, computer vision has been synonymous with image processing, which essentially refers to the methods and technologies that take an image as input and produce an output image or a set of output values (or measurements) based on that input image, which is done after performing a set of processes. Fast forward to now and you'll notice that, when computer vision engineers talk about computer ...

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