Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Skolkovo partners with VisionLabs in computer vision competition

The computer vision Olympics will be hosted at the Baumann Moscow State Technical University on March 27.

The goal of the competition is to encourage greater understanding of the computer industry, especially its capturing and processing of images automatically.

The prize for the first three finishers in the competition will win internships at VisionLabs. The contestant who achieves the number one spot will be in Paris for the INRIA week-long computer vision lab.

Contestants must be good at math and have a deep understanding of various computer programming platforms.

VisionLabs joined Skolkovo in May 2012. Since that time, it has produced two products that are ready for the market. One is face-recognition technology and the other is license plate identification. The company is also developing banking, retail and biometrics innovations; automated recognition in those industries could radically reduce costs.

“Our goal is to popularize the mega-promising areas of research such as computer vision and machine learning, as well as offering students and young scientists from the top technical universities the chance to test themselves,” Alexander Khanin, VisionLabs general director, said.

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