Short course on computer vision and image processing
We will be looking at different ways to process images using Python in Jupyter Notebooks.
Lesson 1. We start with acquiring images from webcam using OpenCV and efficiently displaying them inside Jupyter Notebook using Pillow library.
conda install jupyter pip install opencv-python
Lesson 2. We introduce GPU kernels and CUDA (using Numba) to achieve fast image processing. We introduce convolution operation and convolution kernels to achieve blurring or edge detection. We learn how to apply them using GPU kernels. Finally, we introduce the max pooling layer
conda install numba conda install cudatoolkit
Lesson 3 (in the works). We connect the layers to build our first neural network.
Next lessons are TBD and will dive deeper in different aspects of image processing and computer vision
This course uses Python 3 and requires CUDA capable device (NVIDIA GPU) to run kernels (which may change in the future if I rewrite kernels to use AMD cards and/or CPUs).