Deep Learning-powered image recognition is now performing better than human vision on many tasks.
The human sense of vision is unbelievably advanced. Within fractions of seconds, we can identify objects within our field of view, without thought or hesitation. But not only can we name objects we are looking at, we can also perceive their depth, perfectly distinguish their contours, and separate the objects from their backgrounds. Somehow our eyes take in raw voxels of color data, but our brain transforms that information into more meaningful primitives – lines, curves, and shapes – that might indicate, for example, that we’re looking at a can of Coke.