Vision plays a central role in human cognition. While we use eyes to see things and the brain to interpret and coordinate, it is difficult for computers or robots to duplicate the way human perceive and visually sense the world around them.

Computer vision is the science that aims to give a similar capability to a machine. As the supporting technologies surround this multi-disciplinary field moves forward, computer vision is making great leaps to transform a variety of industries from face recognition and healthcare to security, agriculture, and more.

The rising market has given rise to a gold rush of startups all trying to capitalize on the trend. Here are some of the most prominent players coming from China.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.