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Understanding images in biological and computer vision

Published: Tue 14 Nov 2017
Understanding images in biological and computer vision

Professor of Visual Perception Marina Bloj is co-organiser of a forthcoming event at The Royal Society examining recent advances at the junction of biological and computer vision.

Vision appears easy for biological systems but replicating such performance in artificial systems is challenging. Nonetheless we are now seeing artificial vision deployed in robots, cars, mobile and wearable technologies. Such systems need to interpret the world and act upon it much as humans do. This multi-disciplinary meeting will discuss recent advances at the junction of biological and computer vision.

Professor Bloj comments: "Driverless cars, warehouse picking robots or self-guiding vacuum cleaners rely on artificial vision systems that often fail when we attempt to use them in less than ideal conditions that they have not been developed for. Our own visual system is much more flexible and robust; we can quickly adapt to new visual conditions or find the apple within a shrink-wrapped tray. In this meeting we bring together experts in human and artiifcal vision systems to share insights and challenges, and learn from each other."

Understanding images in biological and computer vision takes place 19-20 February 2018. The event includes a poster presentation; the deadline for submitting posters is Monday 27 November 2017.

For full details, visit The Royal Society website.

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