Computer vision is one of the core technologies powering the next generation of consumer and enterprise applications. From detecting counterfeit bills to advanced security systems, daily medical diagnostics, monitoring the health of livestock, and more, computer vision is in high demand throughout nearly every industry – and so is the need for trained developers with these skills.
The Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree is designed to quickly get you developing computer vision and Internet of Things (IoT) applications with Python, NumPy, and OpenCV. You’ll master the core concepts underlying computer vision – including image representation and manipulation, pattern detection, and video and optical flow. As you learn, you’ll build real portfolio-ready projects, including a smart speed camera, an Instagram-style image filter, a smart security camera, and more.
By developing a comprehensive understanding of this powerful technology, you’ll be prepared to take on the world as a well-informed and highly prepared developer.
You will master:
- Python programming basics
- Functional arrays and matrices with NumPy
- Capturing speed with optical flow
- Image manipulation
- Movement detection
- Python language basics
- Object-oriented programming
- Arrays & matrices with NumPy
- Edit contrast, brightness, & grayscale
- Create custom image filters
- Understand convolution
- Build an Instagram-style photo editing app
- Track objects in video
- Determine object speed
- Camera intrinsics
- Visualize object speed & path in realtime
- Create a speed camera app
- Summation notation & image similarity
- Video processing
- Detecting movement in live footage
- Triggering actions from detections
- Build a smart security camera
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to start developing with computer vision applications with Python – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.
Why Learn Computer Vision?
Computer vision is a fast-growing industry where developers are highly in demand. Worldwide, the majority of companies are already using or planning to use computer vision in their operations to increase efficiency. This has resulted in both vast investments in the industry as well as a huge market increase for computer vision.
As you can imagine, both job growth and salaries for computer vision have made lucrative opportunities for many developers – and there is no better time to jump into the industry!