I recently got involved in a very interesting project. It's called ChessVision and it allows everyone having a mobile phone to scan and analyze chess positions in real time from a video, a chess sites like chess.com, lichess.org, a book and so on. We use computer vision and machine learning heavily in the project.
If you are interested in any of these fields, especially if you play or watch chess online, visit getchessvision.com to see how ChessVision works and fill the form there to stay tuned for updates.
Let me know if you are interested in having ChessVision on your phone.
PS. I'm posting the video showing how the app works also here: