Computer Vision on Mars

I was doing my daily trawl of the internet a few days ago looking at the latest news in artificial intelligence (especially computer vision) and an image caught my eye. The image was of one of the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) that landed on the Red Planet in 2004. Upon seeing the image I thought […]


Machines That Can Read Our Minds

Who here watches Black Mirror? Oh, I love that show (maybe except for Season 4 – only one episode there was any good, IMHO). For those that haven’t seen it yet, Black Mirror basically tries to extrapolate what society will look like if technological advances were to continue on their current trajectory. A few of […]


The Growth of Computer Vision in the Industry

I started out in computer vision in 2004. I was walking along the corridors of the computer science department at the University of Adelaide (in South Australia) looking at notices put up by lecturers advertising potential undergraduate thesis topics. There wasn’t much there for me until one particular topic caught my eye: developing a vision […]


Why is image processing so hard?

This is another post that has been inspired by a question posed in a forum: “What are the open research areas in image processing?”. My answer? Everything is still an open research area in image processing/computer vision! But why is this the case? You’d think that after decades of research we’d feel comfortable in saying […]