Welcome to the third chapter in your journey into the world of Watson. In this chapter, you're going to learn about computer vision! In doing so, you're also going to learn a lot more about the underlying visual systems in animals, how and why computer vision evolved, and why understanding visual data is so complex. I'll then walk you through how you can implement computer vision with Watson; we'll do this with both custom datasets and some pre-trained classifiers from Watson, such as those for facial detection.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- Can machines visually perceive the world around them?
- Uploading data and training the classifier
- Creating a Python application to classify with Watson