Continuous Professional Development

Getting started with computer vision

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Course Summary

Computer vision is the process of extracting meaning from pixels and performing visual tasks similar to what our eyes, our visual system, would. Interest in how machines ‘see’ and how computer vision can be used to build products for consumers and businesses and interest from businesses in this area is growing rapidly.

This course developed by the University of Strathclyde in collaboration with CENSIS, Scotland’s innovation centre for sensing, imaging and internet of things technologies, will introduce you to the concepts of computer vision and will demonstrate benefits and potential applications.

NOTE: This is a self-directed course delivered online. Please use the token code to register.

This course is funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund as part of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund

This course will comprise fourteen small modules with periodic knowledge checks in the form of multiple-choice questions.

By taking part in this course, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of what is meant by ‘computer vision’ and how it was developed
  • Learn where computer vision can be used and consider examples of computer vision across a range of applications
  • Learn what makes a computer vision system and the technical considerations when implementing such systems
  • Learn how a computer vision system processes images. This will introduce concepts such as embedded vision, machine learning, and deep learning

This is an entry-level course that is suitable for all career levels and anyone looking to gain introductory knowledge of computer vision and how it can be applied in industry.

CENSIS is the centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. They help organisations innovate and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation and reach global markets. As one of Scotland’s Innovation Centres, its focus is on creating sustainable social and economic benefit in the Scottish economy.

CENSIS is a partner of the NMIS Capability Network. Find out more. 

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Dates & Venues

DateAvailable now
LocationSelf-directed online learning
DurationTwo hours approximately
Course tokenUse token: AMCFCMPV21

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