DailyDirt: Will Computers Have 20/20 Vision?

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Algorithms for image recognition are getting better all the time, but computer vision is still very different from how humans look at images. Computers aren't capable of describing an image as well as a typical 5-year-old, but they can sift through millions of images before a kid can blink. Here are just a few examples of algorithms getting better at seeing the same things that we see. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Mar 2015 @ 7:58pm

    I think image recognition could already score 20/20 Vision.

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    ryuugami, 18 Mar 2015 @ 12:31pm

    "In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they'd have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we're still working on it." -- xkcd 1425 (title text)

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