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Computer Vision: Image Understanding for Efficient Business and Industry

Delve into the foundations of computer vision and explore its potential to transform business and industry as we know it.

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Computer Vision: Image Understanding for Efficient Business and Industry

408 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Discover the basics of computer vision and its role in Industry 4.0

Humans are in the midst of what is referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0: the advent of new technologies that will forever change the face of business, and chief among them is computer vision.

This three-week course from the Luleå University of Technology will give you a solid introduction to computer vision and help you explore its effects on industry and business. Once you complete the course, you’ll understand the potential applications of computer vision and be empowered to shape its future.

Delve into the components of CV such as machine learning and deep learning

Computer vision (CV) deals with complex processes at a high level, and can therefore be a challenging and intimidating subject to learn.

Your educators will guide you in understanding CV concepts without the need for any prior technical knowledge. You’ll learn about the functions and integrations of machine learning, deep learning, and image processing, and be able to demonstrate your understanding at a fundamental level.

Explore real-life applications in various industries through use cases

Computer vision technology is flexible, smart, and has the potential to transform almost any field of work.

You’ll explore different use cases to examine the viable applications for CV within the security, transport, healthcare, and manufacturing industries to understand the possibilities of this technology.

Understand the potential of computer vision for the future of your business

The Luleå University of Technology provides expertise in industrial engineering and management, including research on computer vision.

With their extensive knowledge, they are best positioned to help you realise the benefits of CV and the positive impacts it can have on your business.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Computer vision. An exciting field of A.I. deeply transforms the world in many different aspects. It has an impact on the effectiveness of important industry sectors in industries such as smart manufacturing, smart cities, secure places, better health inspection to name only a few.

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 seconds Luleå University of Technology invites you to an interesting journey through computer vision, image understanding for efficient business and industry. Take part in this online course for a better understanding of both the underlying techniques of computer vision and how your current business can benefit from it. In the 10 hours it takes you to complete this course, you will gain understanding about what computer vision is, how it works, and how it can positively impact your business.

Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds You will also get knowledge about the different components of computer vision, including image processing, machine learning and deep learning.

Skip to 1 minute and 14 seconds By the end of the course, you will have a clear idea about how to implement computer vision in different business sectors like transportation, health care, production lines and security.

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  • Week 1

    Introduction to Computer Vision

    • Welcome to the course

      Welcome to this course on computer vision, image understanding for efficient business and industry.

    • Introduction to Computer Vision

      An introduction to Computer Vision.

    • Digital Image

      What is Digital Image and how does it work?

    • Image Processing

      What is Image Processing and how does it work?

    • Image Understanding

      In these steps, we will look into what Image Understanding is.

    • End of the week

      Let's sum up the first week!

  • Week 2

    Machine learning and deep learning

    • Introduction to Week 2

      Welcome to the second week of the course. Let's get started!

    • Machine Learning

      What is machine learning?

    • Artificial Neural Network (ANN)

      In this activity, we will introduce an Artificial Neural Network (ANN).

    • Deep Learning

      What is Deep Learning?

    • End of the week

      Let's sum up the second week!

  • Week 3

    Application of Computer Vision

    • Introduction to the final week

      In this week, we will take a look at different applications of Computer Vision. Let's get started!

    • Application of computer vision - Transportation

      Let's look at the application of computer vision in the business sector, firstly in transportation. How can computer vision add value to the transportation system?

    • Application of computer vision - Healthcare

      Let's look at the application of computer vision in healthcare.

    • Application of computer vision - Security and smart cities

      In this activity, we'll look at the application of computer vision in security and smart cities.

    • Application of computer vision - Other implementations

      Finally, we'll explore some other implementations of computer vision in the business sector.

    • End of the course

      You have reached the end of the course!

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain what Computer Vision is, and how it has positive impact on your business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge regarding the different components of Computer Vision like image processing, machine learning, and deep learning.
  • Explore how Computer Vision can be applied in different interesting fields like transportation, health care, production lines, and security.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those in industry and academia who wish to boost their digital skills and learn about the evolution and potential of computer vision practices.

This may include researchers, students, executives, entrepreneurs, and more.

Who will you learn with?

Marcus Liwicki is a chaired professor at Luleå University of Technology. His research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, and applied AI

I am a senior lecturer at LTU with a good experience in industry. Personally, I believe that learning gives best results when it is more independent and discovery oriented

I am a PhD student at LTU with teaching experience in educational institutions.
The thing I like most about teaching is my students, I love interacting with them. I am also always eager to learn.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at LTU. I like teaching and research. I am always happy to connect with students and researchers. I believe that collaboration is the key to the welfare of society.

Who developed the course?

Luleå University of Technology

The Luleå University of Technology mission is to shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results. Located in the arctic region, the university creates global societal benefit.

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