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Genius of Einstein, Fourier Key to New Human-like Computer Vision
June 20, 2011
Two new techniques for computer-vision technology mimic how humans perceive 3-D shapes by instantly recognizing objects no matter how they are twisted or bent, an advance that could help machines see more like people.
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