Vision Processor: EN471

Since the emergence of the yellow vests movement in France on November 17, 2018, the yellow vest has rapidly transformed from a signifier of authority and safety to the symbol of a grassroots movement for economic justice. Vision Processor: EN471 uses a video-dataset which illustrates three archetypal physical behaviours of people wearing yellow vests. A machine learning algorithm trained with this dataset tries to classify existing footage of these roles within their existing context and meaning, which can easily be understood by humans. Although computer vision is easily able to classify a human being, will it ever be able to classify its intentions? This work asks whether a computer vision algorithm will ever be capable of distilling context out of data.