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RE: OT, very: was:re: Unsharp mask was Re: filmscanners: Getting started question

> It should have read, "and we like to incorporate it into our machines."
> And it is moving into both our machines and their programming.  Often in
> areas where physical devices need to be moved through a continuous
> range, an example would be auto focus devices where the programming
> makes assumption about which direction to move, or in stability systems
> in lenses, where the programming makes assumptions about the "next move"
> without sufficient input to "know", and without consideration of all
> potential options. Some auto exposure systems also use F.L.
> Some robots incorporate F.L. again, when manipulating physical things
> spatially.  I'm sure there are many other examples, that don't come to
> mind right now.

Some of what you describe, I'd say, is heuristics as well.  My understanding
is fuzzy logic is more used in a static environment, and uses a set of
rules, and isn't predictive, but heuristics is predictive.

Here's a decent description of fuzzy logic:


To keep it on topic ;-) I don't know how fuzzy logic could really be
incorporated into the scanning process...in the scanner focusing?...but it's
a pretty easy task, since it's a fixed scanner point, and doesn't need to be

Scanning is pretty deterministic, so I don't believe it would benefit from
any AI technologies...though I believe GF claims to use "AI" in their
algorithms, but that isn't really in the scanning of the images though.


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