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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications
© 2010 Richard Szeliski Welcome to the Web site ( for my computer vision textbook, which you can now purchase at a variety of locations, including Springer (SpringerLink, DOI), Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. The book is also available in Chinese and Japanese (translated by Prof. Toru Tamaki). This book is largely based on the computer vision courses that I have co-taught at the University of Washington (2008, 2005, 2001) and Stanford (2003) with Steve Seitz and David Fleet. You are welcome to download the PDF from this Web site for personal use, but not to repost it on any other Web site. The PDFs should be enabled for commenting directly in your viewer. If you have any comments or feedback on the book, please send me e-mail. This Web site will also eventually contain supplementary materials for the textbook, such as figures and images from the book, slides sets, pointers to software, and a bibliography. Electronic draft: September 3, 2010 Errata Slide sets

A Brief Introduction to Neural Networks [D. Kriesel] Manuscript Download - Zeta2 Version Filenames are subject to change. Thus, if you place links, please do so with this subpage as target. Original Version? EBookReader Version? The original version is the two-column layouted one you've been used to. For print, the eBookReader version obviously is less attractive. During every release process from now on, the eBookReader version going to be automatically generated from the original content. Further Information for Readers Provide Feedback! This manuscript relies very much on your feedback to improve it. send emails to me or place a comment in the newly-added discussion section below at the bottom of this page. How to Cite this Manuscript There's no official publisher, so you need to be careful with your citation. This reference is, of course, for the english version. Please always include the URL – it's the only unique identifier to the text (for now)! Again, this reference is for the English version. Terms of Use Roadmap I think, this is it …

Computer Vision Models Kazuo Ishiguro: Soon, We Will Be Able to Create Humans Who Are Superior to Other Humans Dystopian Future According to Kazuo Ishiguro, there are three areas of science that are set to transform how we live and interact with others over the next few decades: gene editing, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI). Ishiguro, granted, is best known as one of the most celebrated fiction writers today. He is behind the novel Never Let Me Go, the story of a dystopian future where humans are cloned to be organ donors. But the possibility of a future so fundamentally changed by scientific advancements could be more than the fruit of the author’s creativity and imagination. He cites CRISPR as a primary example. Think of it as like a real world Gattaca, where society is divided into two classes. A New Focus on Science Ishiguro believes we are unwittingly walking into this dystopian future because the world has yet to give science and technology more than just peripheral interest.

COS429: Computer Vision Overview: On your one-minute walk from the coffee machine to your desk each morning, you pass by dozens of scenes – a kitchen, an elevator, your office – and you effortlessly recognize them and perceive their 3D structure. But this one-minute scene-understanding problem has been an open challenge in computer vision, since the field was first established 50 years ago. In this class, we will learn the state-of-the-art algorithms, and study how to build computer systems that automatically understand visual scenes, both inferring the semantics and extracting 3D structure. This course requires programming experience as well as basic linear algebra. Previous knowledge of visual computing will be helpful. Instructor: Jianxiong XiaoTAs: Yinda Zhang (yindaz [at] princeton ) Mingru Bai (mingru.bai [at] princeton ) Time: Tuesday,Thursday, 3:00PM - 4:20PMLocation for Lecture: CS 105 Office Hour: Friday 1:00PM-2:00PM (Location CS003)Online Discussion: Assignments: Schedule: Books:

Big Bang With thanks to Simon Singh, author of “Big Bang. The most important scientific discovery of all time and why you need to know about it” Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths. Karl Popper I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use Gallileo Galilei Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the Sun Anonymous Physics is not a religion. Leon Lederman [Einstein’s theory of relativity] is probably the greatest synthetic achievement of the human intellect up to the present time. Bertrand Russell It is as if a wall which separated us from the Truth has collapsed. Albert Einstein It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off. Woody Allen The known is finite, the unknown is infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. T. Dante

Terrible Cluster of PIs When we first saw [Ajlitt’s] project Terrible Cluster we thought, perhaps, he meant terrible in the sense of the third definition: 3. exciting terror, awe, or great fear; dreadful; awful. ( After looking at the subtitle, though, we realized he just meant terrible. There are four Raspberry Pi Zero boards that actually compute and one Raspberry Pi Zero W serves as a head node and network router. At first, using five tiny computers in a cluster might not seem like a big deal. We’ve seen much larger Pi clusters, of course. How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error In Windows OS Did you ever noticed this pop up when you plug your Flashdrive/Pendrive and shows that “USB Device Not Recognised“? Why this pop up comes out? Only because of this error you are unable to use your portable drive on your computer, which means you have a driver malfunctioning on your computer, may be missing of drivers cause these errors, and main problem is there is you actually wouldn’t recognise that which driver is malfunctioned and which is not. You can get back your drive only after updating or troubleshooting your USB drivers but at first, just follow each step to get your pendrive at working condition on your computer. Things you can do manually to fix this issue of not detecting your Pendrive! Unplug And Plug Your Power Cable Unplug And Plug Your Power Cable Pull out RAM From MotherBoard and clean it. Pull out RAM From MotherBoard and clean it Disconnect And Connect Your USB Devices. Step1. devmgmt.msc Step2.

The Scandalous Witch Hunt That Poisoned 17th-Century France - Atlas Obscura Beneath the gilt and glamor of King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles wafted a terrible smell. The French Sun King had spent vast fortunes to transform an unassuming hunting lodge into his own golden wonder court, one of the most astounding palaces in the world. But the building’s location, far from a river, made sewage disposal challenging, and its marshy foundations gave off a rank odor. A lack of facilities apparently led courtiers to defecate around the palace and grounds with abandon. The few bathrooms there were poorly maintained and often overflowing with waste. There was another, more sinister stench discernible there as well, one more troubling than the commonplace stink of humanity. The “Affair of the Poisons,” as it came to be known, is a misleading name for one of the largest witch trials in modern history. This strange series of events took place against a backdrop of extreme disparity, both economic and social. Marie de Brinvilliers It was not long before arrests began.

Scientists Have Discovered This Drug Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth In Brief A new discovery about a drug developed for Alzheimer's patients might replace fillings for cavity repair. Tideglusib stimulates stem cells in the pulp of teeth, promoting new dentine production and natural tooth repair. Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Tideglusib works by stimulating stem cells in the pulp of teeth, the source of new dentine. Teeth can naturally regenerate dentine without assistance, but only under certain circumstances. In the research, the team inserted small, biodegradable sponges made of collagen soaked in Tideglusib into cavities. Thus far, the procedure has only been used in mouse teeth. He added, “The simplicity of our approach makes it ideal as a clinical dental product for the natural treatment of large cavities, by providing both pulp protection and restoring dentine.”

The Pictures Of Hitler That He Never Wanted To Become Public Adolf Hitler certainly did not like all of the photographs that were taken of him. So much so that if he thought a photograph was undignified he had it banned from publication. Hitler banned publication of this image from an early Nazi propaganda book [Via] Veteran British soldier, Private Alf Robinson, was one of the first British soldiers on the ground in devastated Berlin. Adolf Hitler despised this ‘undignified’ picture of him [Via] Alf kept the book all these years, unable to read it because it was in German, but kept it as a part of his wartime memories. 70 years later and the book is about to be re-published in other languages including English. The reason it is being re-published is to show the craze and fanaticism of the Nazi regime. The book describes Hitler as honest and humble and is strong and kind. Hitler hated images of him in shorts which showed his bare legs [Via] A young Hitler during his days as a Lance Corporal in the German Army [Via]

Georgia Blain Georgia Frances Elise Blain (12 December 1964[1] – 9 December 2016) was an Australian novelist, journalist and biographer.[2] Biography[edit] Born in Sydney in 1964 to journalist and broadcaster Anne Deveson (d. 2016) and broadcaster Ellis Blain (d. 1978),[3] Georgina Blain completed an arts degree at the University of Adelaide before returning to Sydney where she studied law at the University of Sydney.[4] She worked as a journalist commencing work in 1990 as a lawyer with the Australian Copyright Council.[4] and wrote many articles for their Bulletin (ISSN 0311-2934) Her first novel was Closed for Winter. One of her most recent works Births, Deaths and Marriages, a memoir of her childhood, was short-listed for the 2009 Nita Kibble Literary Award.[4] The draft of Closed for Winter 1996 earned her an Australian Society of Authors' mentorship with Rosie Scott. When editing Between a Wolf and a Dog in 2015 Blain was diagnosed with brain cancer. Works[edit] Fiction[edit] Novels[edit] Film[edit]

Encrypt Data On the Fly On a Pi With Cryptopuck There was a time that encryption was almost a dirty word; a concept that really only applied to people with something to hide. If you said you wanted to encrypt your hard drive, it may as well have been an admission to a crime. But now more than ever it’s clear that encryption, whether it’s on our personal devices or on the web, is a basic necessity in a digital society. The age of Big Data is upon us, and unless you’re particularly fond of being a row in a database, you need to do everything you can to limit the amount of plaintext data you have. Of course, it’s sometimes easier said than done. Enter the latest project from [Dimitris Platis]: Cryptopuck. The hardware side is really just the Pi, a switch, a single LED for notifications, and a battery.

The Sports In October 2010 Don't Throw Stones was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. History[edit] The Sports were in tune with music trends dominating London rock and had provided song-based rock as an antidote to punk, which was dubbed new wave. Cummings was compared favourably with Mick Jagger and Bates was praised for his slide guitar style: being similar to Little Feat.[2] "We were totally surprised," Cummings said in 1997 of the NME review; he continued, "It was the last thing you'd expect. It was my making and my undoing in some ways. In November, they started work on their second album, Don't Throw Stones, with Pete Solley and Dave Robinson producing.[3][11] It was released in February 1979 ahead of their joining Graham Parker & the Rumour's UK tour.[11] Feliu felt "plenty of admiration for their punchy and melodic rockabilly sound, [he] found the change to the more diverse, bigger-breath songs of new a wee strange but acceptable Members[edit] Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]