Category Archives: Object Recognition

ComputerVision steps up soldiers’ game

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ComputerVision has long been of interest to and utilized by the United States government and armed forces, but now it appears as though the army is using this technology to help transform soldiers into expert marksmen. Tracking Point, a Texas-based startup that specializes in making precision-guided firearms, sold a number of “scope and trigger” kits Continue Reading

Computer vision system saves drowning man

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While there is a lot of talk about the ways computer vision can save lives, in some instances, it is already doing just that. Last month, a computer vision drowning detection system, known as Poseidon, saved a man in Australia from drowning after an epileptic seizure caused him to sink to the bottom of a Continue Reading

Will Object Recognition Drive Growth or Slash Jobs?

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As we enter 2013, prognostications abound regarding object recognition technology and its likely impact on the economy, jobs and the human condition. Some paint a grim picture of human obsolescence and slow growth. Others, a Utopian image of humans and machines extending each other’s capabilities that unlocks new economic vistas for the benefit of all. Continue Reading