Inc. magazine recently took a look at why computer vision is a good business to be in for 2017 – breaking down the pros and cons of this growing market. The application of artificial intelligence to interpret and act on visual data can be used in a variety of fields, including child development, social media networks, and web analytics – and companies from Oakland to Boston are getting involved.

The industry is being driven by a rapid uptick in machine vision and artificial intelligence capabilities as well as increasing interest in the commercialization of drones, autonomous cars, and other robotics applications.

Read the full analysis at Inc.