Computer Vision is a very old topic with many practical applications, so it's natural that it receives a lot of interest. But there is a lot of research in other areas: speech processing, text processing, robot control.
I don't doubt that. Speech processing is also ancient. Is there more? That was really my question, not a summary of current applications.
And whether those 60s/70s methodologies are suitable going forward. How do you support geometry and topological data?
I read about HearSay-II during s/w designs
http://i.stanford.edu/pub/cstr/reports/ ... 6-1123.pdf