Images, Images, Billions of Images

Prof. Michael Goesele
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Today, there are literally billions of images available online, indexed by search engines according to image content, geographical location, and other features. Graphics and vision researchers recently started to incorporate these images into their algorithms as a valuable source of real-world imagery. In this talk, I will first give a brief overview over some recent work in this area. I will then introduce our work on dense geometry reconstruction from Internet images using multi-view stereo techniques. I will close with an outlook on some open questions in the field.