10 Organizations Leading the Way in Computer Vision

Sharon L. Hadden

June 12, 2019

4 minute read

Since 1983, the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference has brought together industry-leading academics, researchers and companies, and CVPR 2019 is no exception.

Here are seven organizations attending CVPR who are leading the way in computer vision, plus three noteworthy companies from around the web.


  1. Adobe Systems Inc. Last year, Adobe Research contributed 30 papers to CVPR 2018. Among the papers contributed to CVPR 2019 are Photmetrix Mesh Optimization for Video-Aligned 3D Object Reconstruction and Texture Mixer: A Network for Controllable Synthesis and Interpolation of Texture.
  2. Aurora Innovation Founded by three scientists who are no stranger to autonomous vehicles, Chris Urmson, Sterling Anderson and Drew Bagnell of Aurora Innovation recently announced a deal with Fiat Chrysler to deploy self-driving car technology in its commercial vehicles.
  3. Baidu A Google search for “Baidu computer vision” yields countless scholarly articles. Baidu’s visual tech team took home first place in the ICME 2019 Grand Challenge of 106-p Facial Landmark Localization and continues to explore topics like temporal modeling approaches and sensor fusion.
  4. HyperSense HyprSense’s vision intelligence and human sensing technology for live 3D animation captures and conveys facial expressions in real-time. They’ll be exhibiting their motion capture software at CVPR 2019 near the Gaming Zone.
  5. OpenAI Nonprofit lab, OpenAI’s mission is to ensure artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. They’ve partnered with companies like Google to visually map how AI systems understand the world around us, and their website features a resource section with free software for experimenting with AI.
  6. Samasource Samasource delivers high quality training data at scale using a combination of SamaHub, a cloud annotation platform, and a managed workforce for ethical human-powered training data and validation.

    We’ll be at CVPR 2019 at booth #1561 to answer all your training data questions. Also, don’t miss the Fine-Grained Visual Categorization (FGVC) workshop on June 17. We collaborated with Cornell Tech to produce the fashion dataset being used in the competition.Meet with Samasource at CVPR
  7. TwentyBN Featured on VentureBeat’s list of top AI companies in the world, TwentyBN develops technologies that “allow machines to interact with humans the way humans do.” The avatars and AI assistants made possible by TwentyBN put an intelligent spin on automating the retail experience.
  8. Valeo Valeo’s innovative technologies help automakers reduce CO2 emissions. The company has built a strong portfolio of technologies and products, including driving assistance systems that use computer vision to fully automate parking, detect objects around the vehicle, etc.
  9. Wayfair This may come as a surprise, but Wayfair’s technology blog includes anecdotes and explanations from their data science team. It gives insight to new projects at Wayfair like training image synthesis and reminds us that the use case for computer vision in retail and e-commerce will only continue to grow.
  10. Xnor Xnor is helping companies adopt AI at the edge with hardware and software equipped to enable deep learning models on less than power than your phone.

Computer vision often brings about daydreams of driverless cars and facial recognition, but as you can see, there’s more to it than only these applications.

What companies are you keeping a close watch on? Leave a comment and let us know.

Sharon L. Hadden

Sharon is the Content Marketing Manager at Samasource where she's responsible for telling the story behind the company's impact sourcing mission and human-powered training data solutions. Sharon holds a MS in Integrated Marketing Communications and is passionate about helping social enterprises transform abstract concepts into results-driven marketing.