CERN Tests First Artificial Retina For Spotting High Energy Particles
The human retina is remarkably good at pattern recognition so par
Pattern recognition is one of the few areas where humans regularly outperform even the most powerful computers. Our extraordinary ability is a result of the way our bodies process visual information. But surprisingly, our brains only do part of the work.
The most basic pattern recognition — edge detection, line detection and the detection of certain shapes — is performed by the complex circuitry of neurons in the retina. Long before an image reaches our brain, the eye has already sorted out many of the significant details.