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OpenCV By Example by Vinícius Godoy, David Millán Escrivá, Prateek Joshi

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How do humans understand image content?

If you look around, you will see a lot of objects. You may encounter many different objects every day, and you recognize them almost instantaneously without any effort. When you see a chair, you don't wait for a few minutes before realizing that it is, in fact, a chair. You just know that it's a chair right away! Now, on the other hand, computers find it very difficult to do this task. Researchers have been working for many years to find out why computers are not as good as we are at this.

To get an answer to this question, we need to understand how humans do it. The visual data processing happens in the ventral visual stream. This ventral visual stream refers to the pathway in our visual system that is associated ...

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