What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision uses artificial intelligence to “see” and interpret visual data and can be deployed in cameras, edge servers, or the cloud.
There’s a lot to learn from watching your business: for example, how customers move through your stores and what they look at, where your production line slows down, or what inventory needs to be restocked. But it’s not humanly possible to keep an eye on business all the time. That’s where computer vision steps in.
Intel® technologies power vision solutions that enterprises can deploy today—with the flexibility to adapt for future use cases. With computer vision, companies of all sizes can unleash AI in edge devices (like cameras), in edge servers, or in the cloud.
Computer vision combines cameras, edge- or cloud-based computing, software, and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable systems to “see” and identify objects. Intel has a rich portfolio of technologies to enable AI, including CPUs for general purpose processing and computer vision and vision processing units (VPUs) to provide acceleration. Valuable in a wide range of environments, computer vision systems can recognize objects and people quickly, analyze audience demographics, inspect manufactured products, and much more.
Computer vision uses deep learning to form neural networks that guide systems in their image processing and analysis. Once fully trained, computer vision models can perform object recognition, detect and recognize people, and even track movement.
With these capabilities, smart cities can track vehicles and adjust traffic light timings to alleviate congestion, manufacturers can identify defects, and retailers can enhance inventory management.
Machines can accomplish specialized functions with computer vision guiding robots to perform repetitive, precise work with exceptional accuracy.
Banking kiosks embedded with computer vision enable facial recognition for an additional layer of security authentication. Systems can identify if an unauthorized user attempts to access an account.
Intel® architecture enables computer vision that can be partitioned flexibly between the data center and the edge. Our robust portfolio of hardware lets you choose your combination of performance, price, and power, so you can meet the needs of virtually any use case in any market.
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