While readers of this blog may think that computer vision and neural networks have a long history together, the fact is: they don’t. Machine vision encompasses far more than Hot Dog or Not a Hot Dog. Here’s an interesting look at how deep learning has changed machine vision forever.

Underneath this hyperbole, however, describing the underlying science behind such concepts is more simple. In traditional machine vision systems, for example, it may be necessary to read a barcode on a part, judge its dimensions, or inspect it for flaws. To do so, systems integrators often use off-the-shelf softwarethat offers standard tools that can be deployed to determine a data matrix code, for example, or caliper tools set using graphical user interfaces to measure part dimensions.

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