Glossary

Machine Vision (Computer Vision)

What is Computer Vision?

Computer vision is the domain of machine learning that analyzes digital images, photos, or videos to gain a better understanding of the real world. Computer vision includes acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding digital images, with objectives such as object detection and recognition, anomaly detection, measurement, tracking, motion detection, and location prediction. Machine vision is one application area for computer vision, to support an industrial or practical process like product inspection, quality control, picking and sorting, employee safety monitoring, or personnel recognition.

 

Why is Computer Vision Important?

Computer vision provides image-based analysis to solve real-world problems like inspection, navigation, security, and process control, converting image data to a deeper understanding of the objects and situation within view, and providing a way to make decisions based on current or predicted states. Combined with other data and machine learning methods, computer vision can enable sophisticated processes like autonomous driving, automated manufacturing processes, remote inspection of distributed assets, and public safety surveillance systems.

 

How C3 AI Enables Organizations to Use Computer Vision

C3 AI makes it easy to apply a wide range of machine learning technologies such as computer vision to address domain-specific enterprise AI applications to deliver business value. The C3 AI® Suite is a complete, end-to-end platform for designing, developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications at industrial scale. The C3 AI Suite provides and supports a wide library of frameworks and ML Pipelines to easily build advanced machine learning models to address computer vision use cases across industries ranging from oil and gas or manufacturing to utilities or financial services.

C3 AI Digital Twin is a fully configurable SaaS application leveraging advanced computer vision algorithms to parse data from manual engineering and piping and instrumentation, or P&ID. diagrams automatically. Using C3 AI Digital Twin, reliability engineers, maintainers, and plant managers can create digital twins of their physical operations in a matter of minutes. C3 AI Digital Twin can be applied across a wide range of industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, utilities, and telecommunications.