This paper describes three trends affecting "intelligent image processing". The first trend is the increasing coupling of algorithms and computer system architectures. The second trend is the technology merger of computer graphics and image processing. The third trend is the growing industry capability to create increasingly functional systems applying intelligent image processing. These trends are illustrated by numerous current examples from the fields of military programs and applications of earth sciences. Certain technology projections are made based on the current state of the art and likely new applications.
Robert F. Brammer,
"Three Key Trends Affecting Intelligent Image Processing", Proc. SPIE 0707, Visual Communications and Image Processing, (20 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.937242; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937242