27 Oct Top 5 Intelligent Automation and Computer Vision Applications
The human race competes against each other to overcome every limitation and create a world with unimaginable sophistication. When you talk about machines, you might refer to its processing speed or performance but you never expect it to ‘see’ things. But with advanced robotics and automation, technology has come a long way. Now, machines can ‘see’ images, process information and take action just like any human being would. But how exactly does it do that?
Machines see and process information through a complex procedure termed as Computer Vision. It is a field that combines solid physics, neurobiology and other aspects to make a machine learn to see images or videos or certain patterns and create an appropriate response. You might be wondering how such features can help us. Well, that’s exactly what we will be telling you today. Keep reading to find out the best computer vision applications in the modern world.
1)Face ID on cell phones
A James Bond moment came true when Apple first launched its Face unlock feature. Since then, almost every Android and iPhone includes this feature that makes your cellphone much more secure. Since it has been used extensively by the audience, different brands came up with better versions of the same feature.
Some brands made their sensors to work better in the dim light while others enabled quick unlock with the owner’s face. In case the phone does not open with Face unlock, the users can enter the mobile password. All this is made possible because of Computer Vision. This technology allows your cell phone software to recognise your facial features, check if it matches with the stored information and unlocks accordingly.
Car accidents are among the top three causes of death in India. An estimated 1.3 million car accident deaths occur all over the world. These staggering figures prove that drivers and street traffic need to be more cautious. To deal with such problems, companies like Tesla have decided to come up with automated cars. This automation technology will help individuals to feel more confident and safe while driving.
Computer vision enables features like sensing pedestrian movements, understanding traffic signals, regulating speed in congested areas and manoeuvre in case of emergency. Waymo is one such company which focuses on robotics and automation to decrease injury due to car accidents. Although such a feature is not prevalent in India, it will soon attract attention due to its authenticity.
3)Computer Vision in Agriculture
Agriculture is the reason why we get to eat wholesome food but somehow, the field has always remained unnoticed. Farmers toil day in and day out to effectively water crops, spray insecticides and ensure a good turnover. The process of growing crops on a large scale is very hectic and cannot be managed by limited manpower.
Hence, computer vision has been applied to take some workload off the farmers. With industrial automation, companies like Slantrange have invented drones that inspect acres of agricultural land, detect the water levels of crops and also monitors damage. The sensors can differentiate between the quality of crops and can separate good yield from bad ones.
With such intelligent automation, farmers don’t have to fret about their crops getting damaged due to negligence. Also, this computer vision technology also checks weather conditions to inform farmers about hailstorms or harsh weather conditions. Automated drones are mainly used in the U.S. and need to be popularised in India too. 70% of the Indian population earn their livelihood by farming and it’s high time the Government takes action to improve their working environment.
Just one minute delay and one wrong diagnosis can cost the life of a patient. Computer vision can achieve the highest level of precision and efficacy in medicine. It makes early diagnoses, reduces chances of false-positive tests and also monitors patient health. For instance, if a patient has a sudden drop in blood pressure, the automation technology will immediately set off an alarm and administer appropriate drugs.
Computer vision is also used in advanced fields like nuclear medicine which uses protons for treating medical conditions. Apart from this, it helps in providing high-quality body scans and images for better understanding of a patient’s problems.
5)Application in the E-commerce industry
Ever since COVID-19 hit the world, online shopping has been on the rise. Instead of going to stores, customers opted to go online. This created a huge traffic which was effectively handled by most of the online sites. But how? Well, the answer is again via computer vision.
Intelligent automation places every item according to its category and makes it easier for customers to browse through the products. Moreover, it shows items according to your preference so that you don’t browse through random products. Besides keeping customers hooked, computer vision also enables to code seamless payment transactions.
We are pretty sure at some point or the other, you got frustrated because of the long payment queue in shopping malls or constantly bickering shopkeepers. But you don’t need to deal with any such inconvenience on online stores. All thanks to robotics and automation for developing the best customer experience.
Computer vision is a gradually rising field and is yet to take over traditional technology. However, as days go by, reputed companies are shifting to automation technology. This is because change is the only constant in the tech world and brands need to be updated with the latest tools and software. Be it today or tomorrow, India too will start exploring and investing in Computer Vision for a better and economically rich future.