The Importance of Ray Tracing by Stanford University

Check out this interesting read by Stanford University on the importance of ray tracing and camera parameters for the generation of synthetic data used in machine learning! 


Variations in specific camera parameters and image processing operations impact convolutional neural network (CNN) generalization. 


The researchers come to the following conclusion:


The generalization between the ray-traced synthetic imagesand the camera images is encouraging. The performancelevel using synthetic images for the car detection applicationis already adequate to be helpful in advancing all threeobjectives (universal network design, specific camera sim-ulation, co-design of camera and network).


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