Over the past few years, computer vision applications have become ubiquitous. From phones that recognize the faces of their users, to cars that drive themselves, to satellites that track ship movements, the value of computer vision has never been clear.
But hardware shortages and labor disruptions in the pandemic’s wake are challenging companies’ ability to make good on the promise of computer vision, even as the pandemic itself has accelerated the potential of its use cases.
Following is a look at how companies across a range of industries are deploying computer vision to improve and optimize key business processes, from retail fulfillment to health-care diagnostics.
What is computer vision?
Computer vision is a field of artificial intelligence that is focused on processing images and videos to extract meaningful information. Examples of computer vision in action include optical character recognition, image recognition, pattern recognition, facial recognition, and object detection and classification.