Teaching Machines to See

Computer vision is important work in the field of artificial intelligence. Improvements in how machines observe and interpret their surroundings could bring about the kind of technological developments that, until now, have been the stuff of sci-fi movies.

But will machines ever really be able to see? And what does seeing actually mean? Moreover, should machines try and replicate the neural processes humans use for vision – or is it better to start from scratch?

These are the kind of questions Naila Murray considers every day with her team in the Computer Vision group at Xerox Research Centre in the French city of Grenoble.

Full article on Xerox Innovation web site.