Suppose you want a machine vision system to automatically detect scratches on a plastic part such as a cell phone case. You know that the scratches will be nearly straight lines and that they can be low contrast and discontinuous.
Counting objects in an image seems like an easy task, which can be automated through machine vision and image analysis, but it becomes difficult when objects touch, move randomly, or are hard to distinguish from their background.
If I could accurately predict the future, I’d be talking with my broker! So I’ll describe some “lines of force” in machine vision and extrapolate their directions into the future, say five years. When we get together then, I hope you remember my good calls and forget the misses.