Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A challenge for image recognition

To be able to recognise the components and connections, and hence derive the functionality, from a photograph of a circuit board.

Why? Because detailed technical specifications of products are not released into the public domain, and there hence loss of knowledge if these documents are not retained by the manufacturer.

Alternatively, how about some legislation to require companies to safeguard historical detailed technical specifications (or release them into the public domain)?

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