Computer Programs that Can See
Contributors:  David L. Anderson: Author
Gordon Redding: Author



One way to explore the nature of perception is to create computer programs that process visual information so as to be able to "recognize" objects in the world. This can give machines visual capabilities (what is usually referred to as "computer vision"). The goal of some programs is simply to produce the correct outputs ("That is a red ball"). The goal of other programs is not only to produce the correct information about the world, but to do the visual processing in the same way that the human visual system does it. If this second goal is accomplished, then you have an artificial intelligence program that "models" human vision.


Computer Programs that Can See

This module consists of a single webpage which brings together a number of other TMP modules related to computer vision. Unlike most modules this only has a page or two of "new content" but it serves to organize modules on chain codes, connectionist networks, and biological neurons.


This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grants #9981217 and #0127561.