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Cancer detection via computer vision?

While doctors have a varying success rate of detecting and diagnosing breast cancer, researchers at Stanford University have created a computer system known as the C-Path (Computational Pathologist), which examines tissue samples and is capable of diagnosing breast cancer as well as, if not better than, humans. Additionally, it is able to provide a likely Continue Reading

ComputerVision zeroes in on numbers

Image courtesy of Netzer et. al.

Anyone who has typed an address into Google Street View has probably had the experience of seeing that the result shows the street, but not always the exact building at a specified address. This is because computer-vision software hasn’t been advanced enough to zero in on numbers. This is namely due to the fact addresses Continue Reading

Computers use facial recognition to identify family members

A joint project involving Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Capital Normal University in China is working on computer-vision software that can not only recognize faces but link similar features in order to determine if the faces in question are related. This program, which is trained to look for family resemblance, initially drew from a Continue Reading

ComputerVision… literally

They’re called smartphones for a reason, and beginning next year, Android cell phones will implement technology allowing users to control their devices with their eyes, giving the term ComputerVision a much more literal meaning. The technology, developed by Senseye, is a form of ComputerVision which uses the combination of a camera, algorithms and a user’s Continue Reading

Facial recognition’s multifaceted uses

Facial recognition software created a stir in the wake of the London riots this past summer, as it provided authorities with a way to identify perpetrators in a crowd. And although the technology hasn’t evolved enough to regularly outdo traditional methods of identification, it’s only a matter of time before it might. This brings up Continue Reading