It’s pretty cool to see just how many of the then in their infancy fields from Computer Science back when I was doing my B.BusSc at the University of Cape Town have matured and now find themselves commonplace in general society today.
Take the extremely clever Snapchat video filters for example. The app basically runs facial recognition combined with mesh building algorithms in real time, with the end result being a frightfully good, augmented reality system… on a smartphone!
The always informative Vox takes a closer look:
That is some seriously clever algorithm work in action!