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Type Private (Developed by Itseez[1])
Industry Machine Learning
Founded 1999
Investors Intel Research
Number of employees 30
Related Certifications Certificate in Machine Learning Industry Overview

OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is an open source computer vision and machine learning software library. OpenCV was built to provide a common infrastructure for computer vision applications and to accelerate the use of machine perception in the commercial products. OpenCV was originally developed by Intel back in 1999 and is now maintained by Willow Garage and ItSeez. OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision) is a library of programming functions for realtime computer vision, itt uses a BSD license and hence it’s free for both academic and commercial use. It has C++, C, Python and Java (Android) interfaces and supports Windows, Linux, Android, iOS and Mac OS. It has more than 2500 optimized algorithms. Adopted all around the world, OpenCV has more than 9 million downloads growing by nearly 200K/month. Usage ranges from interactive art, to mines inspection, stitching maps on the web on through advanced robotics.[2][3]


  • Itseez announced the release of OpenCV v2.4.2.[4]
  • Google sponsored OpenCV for the 4th time in the GSoC(Google Summer of Code).[5][6]
  • In 2014, At the ICCV conference, OpenCV Team was awarded with the Mark Everingham Prize.[7]
  • OpenCV was ported to Google Chrome NaCl and PNaC.[8]
  • Itseez announced the release of Accelerated CV library.[9]
  • The Cassandra team announced the release of a new software update for Cassandra 11.[10]
  • On May 25, 2016, Intel signed a definitive agreement to acquire Itseez, Inc.[11]

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