In this very unique and fun work, we’ll learn Computer Vision from very basics using sample algorithms implemented within Microsoft Excel, using plain-old Excel formulas! We use a surprise trick that helps us demonstrate and visualize algorithms like Face Detection, Convolutional Neuron, etc., within Excel. No external libraries, no scripts, no plugins are used.
After having delivered lectures based on these Excel files seven times so far, including at two colleges, we are open sourcing these under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), courtesy of Amazon.
Detailed instructions, along with the Excel files, are available here: https://github.com/amzn/computer-vision-basics-in-microsoft-excel
Hacker News discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22357374