Computer vision

Computer vision is the science of how computers see. Computer vision learns how computers can find things in pictures. The pictures can come from many places, like movies, cameras, or medical machines.

Computer vision can make computers do useful things, like:

  • Watch people
  • Count people
  • Organize many pictures
  • Make difficult problems simple
  • Communicate better with people
  • Robots that see

Computer vision is the opposite of computer graphics. Computer graphics makes new pictures from an idea, but computer vision makes an idea from pictures.