Whether you connect your headphones to your laptop or you use your phone’s WiFi to connect to the airport access point, standards are responsible for making technology work, without the hassle of configuring, adapting, integrating or tuning components developed by different teams, by different vendors, in different parts of the world. With computer vision being in the focus of innovation, making sure that building blocks fit into the same working puzzle has become an area of interest.
The enabler of technology that people don’t often think about are standards. They’re not as exciting, they’re not disruptive and they don’t often make the headlines. However, standards are important for transitioning new tech from the peak of expectations to the plateau of productivity (reference here), without hitting the bottom too hard in the trough of disillusionment. Standards are relevant from reliably, efficiently and productively transitioning technology from the laboratory to the place of business and to the home. DeepVISS is a response to two overlapping phenomena: the explosion of innovation in computer vision and the demand of the market for off-the-shelf, production-ready computer vision applications. We want to help researchers focus on innovating against the state-of-the-art, by providing them with guidance and consulting on real-world application. At the same time, we make it easier for companies and industry stakeholders to use, integrate and deliver production grade computer vision solutions based on the latest trends in academia.