Dispatches from the cutting edge of computer vision

The International Conference on Computer Vision just wrapped up, and at it the finest minds in CV and machine learning compared notes, gave presentations, and probably just marveled at how far we’ve come in the last few years. The world of assistive AI and self-driving cars requires computer vision to advance by leaps and bounds, and the researchers of the world are happy to oblige.

Here are a handful of the most interesting projects, along with some extremely simplified explanations of why they’re so cool.