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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

How Computers See

Instructor(s): Mike Eckmann, Mathematics & Computer Science

Students will learn about applications of computer vision, both the technical details of the algorithms as well as the societal implications of these systems. Students will also study the history of and current trends associated with these applications. Computer vision involves interpreting information obtained from the extraction of content from images and video. Students will discover that computer vision entails ideas from computer science, mathematics, biology, psychology, physics and neuroscience. The societal implications of computer vision applications (e.g., face recognition and surveillance) will be explored as well.

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