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ComputerVision used to reconstruct ancient artifacts

Cairo Genizah

It seems that the computer vision technology behind facial recognition is good for more than just recognizing faces. This time around, it’s being implemented to digitally reconstruct ancient artifacts. The artifact in question is the Cairo Genizah, a collection of thousands upon thousands of texts written in Aramaic, using the Hebrew alphabet. Jewish tradition dictates Continue Reading

ComputerVision makes strides in agricultural industry

Strawberries

While scientists at the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA) in Spain have been using computer vision to examine oranges, researchers further North at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom have been doing the same thing, but with strawberries. What began in 2009 as an experiment in identifying the ripeness of cauliflower Continue Reading

An inferiority complex for ComputerVision?

It’s undeniable that the rise of ComputerVision technology has aided our society in many ways, by making the completion of complex and time-consuming tasks easier and faster. Yet in spite of the many advances made in the field, particularly over the past few years, the technology still isn’t able to rival the capabilities of humans Continue Reading

Artificial vision separates the good from the bad

IVIA

Scientists at the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA) have created a new way of using artificial vision to separate the good from the bad – fruit, that is. Testing out its prototype on citrus fruits, the researchers at IVIA use computer vision to identify the quality of oranges. The technology is able to sort Continue Reading