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An online video from the University of Waterloo shows how to use a computer vision software to make a profit from a computer science course.
University of Waterloo professor Michael O’Sullivan says computer vision is an important technology, but he’s worried about the impact on the teaching profession.
“It’s not going to go away,” he said.
“It’s going to get worse, and it’s going go to the point where it’s very hard for the profession.”
The course is taught by Dr. Andrew Mather, an assistant professor at the university’s Centre for Computer and Communication Arts.
It’s part of a new program in computer vision that includes a three-week online course for students to get up to speed on a wide range of the technology.
Mather says the online course has a focus on basic computer vision techniques and how they can be applied to other problems, including security and security-related tasks.
The online course, which has been running for two years, is free for anyone who wants to take it.
A new class for the first time in a decade, the online program is part of the university and the Canadian Association of University Teachers’ (CAUT) program to promote computer science and computing skills among students.
The program’s launch has been hailed by CAUT, which calls it a major step forward for the field.
But many students who have taken the online class say they have yet to see any real impact on their own career prospects.
“I think the courses are kind of an afterthought.
They’re really just kind of a refresher,” said graduate student Chris Smith, who has taken the course since last year.
He said it took him about two weeks to fully grasp the concepts and skills covered in the online courses.
Smith said he hopes to one day take the online training, but doesn’t have any plans to take the course this fall.
Other students say the online classes are useful but say the real value of the courses is that they’re helping to fill a gap in the field of computer vision.
“We’re going to see the kind of impact that the program has, but I don’t think there’s going be any significant impact on anyone’s careers,” said student Hannah Lefkowitz.
Lefkowitz said she’s happy with the course’s online nature but is concerned about the quality of instruction and its lack of accountability.
“It seems like a lot of people are just learning it online, and that’s fine, but it doesn’t seem like it’s getting any kind of feedback from anybody,” she said.
An assistant professor says it’s important to remember that the online curriculum will be used by the rest of the CAUT program.
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