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Prof. David Lowe from the University of British Columbia has compiled a list of companies (mainly in Europe and North America) that develop machine vision (a.k.a. computer vision) products. Useful place to start if you’re considering a career in this industry.

This web page lists companies that develop computer vision products. Computer vision (also often referred to as “machine vision” for industrial vision applications) is the automated extraction of information from images. This differs from image processing, in which an image is processed to produce another image. This page covers only products based on computer vision, and it does not cover image processing or any of the many suppliers of sensors or other equipment to the industry.

The Computer Vision Industry by Prof. David Lowe.

The Computer Vision Industry

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Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging. Johann Hari reports

via The dark side of Dubai – Johann Hari, Commentators – The Independent.

The dark side of Dubai – Johann Hari

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Asia’s Wildlife Trade

An exposé of the world’s most notorious wildlife dealer, his special government friend, and his ambitious new plan by Bryan Christy

For nearly two years Anson fought extradition to the U.S., but eventually he signed plea agreements, admitting to crimes carrying a maximum penalty of 250 years in prison and a $12.5-million fine. On June 7, 2001, U.S. District Judge Martin J. Jenkins sentenced him to 71 months in U.S. federal prison (with credit for 34 months served), fined him $60,000, and banned him from selling animals to anyone in the U.S. for three years after his prison release.

If the judge thought a ban on Anson Wong would work, he was mistaken. Shortly after his arrest, Anson’s wife and business partner, Cheah Bing Shee, established a new company, CBS Wildlife, which exported wildlife to the U.S. while Anson was in prison. His main company, Sungai Rusa Wildlife, continued to ship despite the ban. Now that he’s free, Anson has launched a new wildlife venture, a zoo that promises to be his most audacious enterprise yet.

Asia’s Wildlife Trade (via National Geographic)

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Tweets on 2009-03-10

  • @wordpressdotcom stats plugin isn’t working for some reason. is the server down or somethine? #
  • wp.com stats screen just turned bright orange with some code on it so they’re obviously having some problems #
  • @apeatling if it’s snowing in the uk I think it would *definitely* snow in Canada #
  • just fixed header error in wpmu subdomain forwarding plugin #
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