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Computer Vision Basics

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The Computer Vision Basics course enlightens learners about artificial intelligence’s fastest-growing field.

About the Course

This course explores foundational concepts of the rapidly expanding research field of computer vision, which aims to make computers see and interpret the world as humans do. The course covers crucial elements that enable computer vision: digital signal processing, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Learners are equipped to identify key application areas and understand the digital imaging process. They gain hands-on experience writing computer vision programs through online labs using MATLAB and supporting toolboxes.

Computer Vision Basics is a collaboration of the UB Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness, MathWorks and other industry partners.

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There is no charge to “audit” a course, which includes videos, readings, community discussion forums and the ability to view assignments. The fee to gain complete access – which includes submitting all assignments for feedback or a grade, and the opportunity to earn a verified certificate in computer vision basics – is $49 per month.