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A Beginner's Guide to Object Detection
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A Beginner's Guide to Object Detection

This post covers the basics of object detection: what it is, various approaches to it, the measurements used to judge its results, along with a few important considerations of modern object detection.

Computer vision refers to the process by which computers interpret information from digital images or videos. While humans can quickly determine what items are present in a photograph and where those items are located, computers must be trained to do so, often with massive amounts of images and corresponding object labels. This task, called object detection, was considered incredibly challenging just a few years ago, but recent developments in deep learning, specifically convolutional neural networks (CNNs), have substantially improved computers’ ability to successfully locate and identify objects.

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