Computer Vision Technologies and Markets

Use Cases, Technologies, and Applications within 25 Industries for Computer Vision: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Computer vision (CV) has become commercialized in the past few years and is being deployed in a wide range of applications. The proofs-of-concepts that started a few years ago are now going into production. They are creating a new set of problems that are providing opportunities for yet another group of startups. The rapid growth of technology, accurate results, falling price of hardware, and ease of connectivity are some of the factors enabling the rapid global adoption of CV.

Omdia considers CV to be a horizontal market, as the applications are spread across many different use cases. This report focuses on 69 use cases in 25 industries that are tracked by Omdia. CV has enabled many capabilities in products that were part of science fiction until recently. The global CV market has gained significant momentum in the past few years and does not show any sign of slowing down. As of 2020, the market has started figuring out how to use CV technology for commercial benefit. Global CV market revenue is expected to grow across many use cases in different industries, increasing from $2.9bn in 2018 to $33.5bn by 2025.

This Omdia report analyzes the market trends and technology issues surrounding CV. The study examines the industries and use cases and provides profiles of key industry players. Global market forecasts, segmented by region, industry, and use case, extend through 2025. The report also provides a description of various technical hurdles and the different business models used within the CV industry.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is computer vision (CV)?
  • Why is it so hard to get a computer to recognize a picture just like humans?
  • What are the current applications for CV systems?
  • What are the key market drivers and challenges for CV systems?
  • What are the most popular use cases for CV?
  • Which CV industry will exhibit the fastest growth?
  • What business models are being used by CV companies?
  • How quickly will the global CV market grow through 2025?
  • What changes have occurred in the CV market in the last couple of years?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Mobile device manufacturers
  • Consumer electronics device manufacturers
  • Industrial automation companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Automotive companies
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • Software developers and integrators
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction
Changes from the last report
Key findings
Business models
Market forecasts

Market Issues
Market definition and overview
Business models
– Software as a service
– Technology licensing and royalties
– One-time payments
– Product as a service
– Subscriptions
– Payments for compute resources
– Pay-as-you-go and services
Market drivers
– Need for safety and security
– Need to optimize law enforcement
– Need for personal security
– Need for automation
– Businesses need to reduce costs
– Sci-fi-like applications
– Cooler consumer and gaming applications
– Falling prices of cameras and sensors
– Increased safety needs in automotive
– Government regulations
– Availability of venture capital and competition
– Availability of powerful, low cost hardware, and open-source libraries
– Increased accuracy of computer vision systems
– Ease of connectivity
Market barriers
– Time to revenue and ramp-up
– Accuracy and reliability
– Increase in methods to fool image recognition
– Pricing and business models
– Development costs
– Power consumption
Regulatory issues
– Automotive regulations
– Drone regulations
– Export regulations
– Privacy issues
– Liability and insurance
Key markets and use cases
– Widely used use cases for computer vision
– Video surveillance
– Machine/vehicular object detection, identification, and avoidance
– Localization and mapping
– Satellite imagery for geo-analytics
– Medical image analysis
– Human emotion analysis
– Image analysis for journalism
– Augmented reality/virtual reality development
– Ad insertions into images and videos
– Face recognition
– Food safety
New use cases for computer vision
Selected popular use cases and applications
– Automotive (in-cockpit monitoring and driving automation)
– Machine vision and robotics
– Drones
– Surveillance and security
– Post-event analysis
– Medical imaging
– Sports and entertainment
– Consumer applications
– Agriculture
– Retail
Regional differences

Technology Issues
Computer vision challenges
Computer vision pipeline
– Image processing
– Image pre-processing
– Classic computer vision techniques
– Neural networks and AI
– Post-processing
Machine vision
Intelligence location: Edge, on-premise, and cloud
– Edge systems
– On-premise systems
– Cloud-based systems
Frequently used computer vision algorithms
– Facial recognition
– Optical character recognition
– Object detection and classification
– Sentiment segmentation
– Person tracking
– Video analytics
– 3D object recognition
Computer vision market ecosystem
Computer vision software
– Open-source computer vision libraries and frameworks
AI and deep learning
– Convolutional neural networks
– Computer vision training
– Transfer learning and inference
Hardware platforms for computer vision
– Central processing units/digital signal processors
– Graphical processing units
– Field-programmable gate arrays
– Application-specific integrated circuits
Limitations and challenges of computer vision technology
– Conditions beyond human control
– Use of supplemental sensors
– Lack of testing
– Reliability
– Training datasets
– Real-time computation
– Power consumption
– Technology expertise in deep learning
– Availability of middleware and IP for rapid application development         |
Key conferences in computer vision
Industry organizations
– Embedded Vision Alliance
– European Machine Vision Alliance
– Automated Imaging Association
Universities and research institutions

Key Industry Players
Amazon
Autoliv
Avigilon (acquired by Motorola Solutions)
Ambarella
Crossmatch (acquired by HID GLOBAL)
Cognex
Cruise.ai (acquired by General Motors)
DJI
Drive.ai (acquired by Apple)
Facebook
Google (Alphabet)
Hikvision
Intel
Megvii (Face ++)
NVIDIA
Parrot
Qualcomm
Tesla
UBTECH Robotics
Velodyne Lidar
Videantis
Xilinx
Other industry players

Computer Vision Industries
Overview
– Advertising
– Aerospace
– Agriculture
– Automotive
– Business services
– Construction
– Consumer
– Defense
– Energy
– Fashion
– Financial services
– Food & beverage
– Gaming
– Healthcare
– IT
– Manufacturing
– Media & entertainment
– Oil, gas, and mining
– Public sector
– Real estate
– Retail
– Scientific research
– Sports
– Telecommunications
– Transportation

Market Forecasts
Forecast methodology and assumptions
Computer vision software revenue
– Classic vision vs. deep learning
– Industries
– Top use cases
Conclusions

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Figures
  • A typical computer vision system pipeline
  • Total computer vision software revenue, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue growth rate, world markets: 2019-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue by technology, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Deep learning revenue as a percentage of total computer vision software revenue, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue by industry, world markets: 2019
  • Total computer vision software revenue by industry, world markets: 2025
  • Computer vision software revenue share, top eight use cases, world markets: 2019
  • Computer vision software revenue share, top eight use cases, world markets: 2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue by region, world markets: 2018-2025
Tables
  • Industries for computer vision and applicability of edge vs. cloud vs. on-premise solutions
  • Intelligence placement of devices and selected vendors
  • Frequently used CV algorithms and challenges
  • CV market ecosystem
  • Hardware platforms for CV applications
  • Other CV industry players
  • Total computer vision software revenue by region, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue growth rate, world markets: 2019-2025
  • Deep learning revenue as a percentage of total computer vision software revenue, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue by technology, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue by industry, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Total computer vision software revenue by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the advertising industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the consumer industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the retail sector by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the manufacturing industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the business services industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the defense sector by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the media & entertainment industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the financial services industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the sports industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the IT industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the oil, gas, and mining industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the healthcare industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the automotive industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the public sector industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the gaming industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the scientific research industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the fashion industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the agriculture industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the food & beverage industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the aerospace industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the transportation industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in telecommunications industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the real estate industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the energy industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025
  • Computer vision software revenue in the construction industry by use case, world markets: 2018-2025