Tag Archives: Computer Vision Technology

Computer Vision aids endangered species conservation efforts

Photo by Dr. Paddy Ryan/The National Heritage Collection

In an effort to help protect and conserve endangered species, scientists have been tracking and tagging them for years. However, there are some species that are either too large in population or too sensitive to tagging, and researchers have been working on another way to track them. Now, thanks to SLOOP, a new computer vision Continue Reading

Computer Vision detects heart rate

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are now using computer vision to determine heart rate. Using an algorithm that analyzes small movements in the head, researchers are able to connect those movements to the rush of blood caused by the beating heart, in turn determining the heart rate. This opens doors Continue Reading

Copying keys with Computer Vision

Photo courtesy of Shloosl

For most people, getting a duplicate key made is not so difficult a process. Of course dealerships charge more for car keys, but regular keys to your house or office often only cost a couple dollars to have made at your local hardware store. However, a new company, Schloosl, is using computer vision to make Continue Reading

Is facial recognition too intrusive?

Is facial recognition becoming too intrusive? As this technology advances, are we losing control of our privacy? See what 60 Minutes had to say about the topic.

Computer Vision sees faces in the clouds

Image courtesy of Shinseungback Kimyonghun

Computer Vision has many practical uses, ranging from security enhancement to making our lives easier, but what about art? A new project, Shinseungback Kimyounghung, was launched by two South Koreans who are using Computer Vision to find faces in the clouds. This is similar to how children often lay on their backs and point out Continue Reading