Vision AI

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Vision AI, also known as computer vision, is like giving machines eyes that can see and understand the world around them, just like humans do. Soon, your phone could not only take pictures but also tell you what’s in them. That’s the power of vision AI!

This is made available by lots of data. Vision AI systems are trained on massive amounts of images and videos, like pictures of cats, dogs, cars, and anything else you can imagine. This is their training ground, similar to how we learn by seeing things in the real world.

Teaching AI to learn to see. Using clever algorithms and powerful computers, the system analyzes all this data It starts to recognize patterns and features, like the shape of a cat’s ears or the way a car moves.

Making sense of the world from what it is seeing. 

Once the system has learned enough, it can start to “see” new images and understand what’s in them. It can identify objects, like recognizing your friend in a photo or telling you there’s a stop sign ahead in a video.

This technology is used in many ways, from unlocking your phone with your face to self-driving cars that navigate the roads. It’s constantly evolving and finding new applications, making our world a bit more “intelligent.” You can learn more about Vision AI with google.

So how can you use this superpower?

Let’s say you have a photo from a hike and forget the name of that pretty flower. Vision AI can analyze the picture and tell you “Hey, that’s a Glacier Pink!” Or maybe you’re cleaning out your phone and have a random picture of an old receipt. Vision AI can read the text and help you figure out what it was for. Pretty neat, right?

If you are a developer and you’re building an app or program, Google Cloud Vision API lets you integrate AI image analysis. This requires some coding knowledge and setting up a Google Cloud account. Don’t worry, there are tutorials and guides to help you get started!

If you are not a developer there are many existing apps already leverage Vision AI in the background. For instance, some photo editing tools might use it to automatically identify objects in your pictures, or a language translation app might use it to translate text captured in an image. In these cases, you wouldn’t directly implement Vision AI, but the app you’re using might be powered by it.

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