V7's mission is to accelerate our understanding of the natural world through machine vision by enabling any device to gain the sense of sight. In order to do so, we must enable vision AI to be easily trained and deployed at scale, and furthermore deeply integrated into meaningful industries.
We are working towards making deep learning easier and more accessible to use, so that any business can implement state of the art AI from a single platform without requiring a team of machine learning scientists.
There are 6 generally recognized areas of the human visual cortex, V1 through V6. The primary visual cortex V1 enables our brain to recognize essential shapes, while the following ones extract complex meanings in color, form, and motion. We intend to create a seventh area for machines, enabling them to perceive the world beyond what our brains enable us today within specific domains, hence V7.
There is literature on an area of the human brain situated near V3A, sometimes named V7, although its purpose is still poorly understood.