The present and future of post production business and technology | Philip Hodgetts

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Program learns to recognize rough sketches.

Program learns to recognize rough sketches of objects http://t.co/bl3YWEcl 

Another hint that computers are going to get much better at recognizing the world around us. While working with Serendipity – our internal code name for the “automated editing” algorithms – the biggest problem is not reproducing a simplified version of editing work but getting the input to base the algorithm on.

We’re still facing entering metadata manually, but over time the technology will allow interpretation of the content of images, and even the emotions on the faces of the people in the images.

Researchers at Brown and the Technical University of Berlin have produced a program that can identify simple sketches of objects almost as well as humans. The computer application enables “semantic understanding” of abstract sketches as they are being drawn in real time. The research was presented at computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH and the paper is now available online.

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