Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence

Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence

Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence

After seeing the dozen of tech companies investing in AI  technology and machine learning software, Recently Google has announced Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence with 2 new DIY kits as an initiative for people to access a technology. The name given to these kits is “AIY,” targeted mainly to the engineering students and those who may want to do experiment and learn more about the different solutions and uses that AI can bring.

Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence
Google AIY vision kit
Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence
Google AIY voice kit

Currently Google decided to launch this all new idea in a first gen kit packed with basic AI tools, This kit includes a Raspberry Pi Zero WH Board, vision bonnet, Raspberry Pi camera V2, Micro SD card, Micro USB cable and along with building kit and misc electronics. The Google also communicated that it is foreseen for AI and machine learning to be the base of a new era of technology, and by seeing this future as a rather near one, the company has decided to take matters into their own hands and “help prepare students.”

How do the Vision and Voice Kits work?

Google’s AI toys function by allowing builders or just people to take advantage of cool items powered by Google intelligence and putting them to use. For example, the Voice Kit allows users to record their voices followed by the order being obeyed. Finally, the kit will provide the “builder” with the data it has collected while carrying out the command.

The Vision Kit is equipped with something called a joy detector, a tiny box with a light on top that, as it observes the person gets happier, the light will change form blue to yellow. This cute item is capable of acting like this because it’s equipped with a face tracker, which gives information on both the geometry of the face detected and the expressions.

Billy Rutledge director of AIY said. “To make Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence setup easier, both kits have been redesigned to work along with the new Raspberry Pi Zero WH, which comes with the kit, along with the USB connector cable and pre-provisioned SD card. Now users no longer need to download the software image and can get running faster. The updated Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence Vision Kit v1.1 also includes the Raspberry Pi Camera v2.”

The vision kit

So what’s inside the the vision kit of the Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence. After unboxing the Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence vision kit you will find as below.

Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence vision kit

Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence

Kit includes this major components

  1. Vision Bonnet (1 No.)
  2. Raspberry Pi Zero WH (1 No.)
  3. Raspberry Pi Camera v2 (1 No.)
  4. Long Flex (1 No.)
  5. Push Button (1 No.)
  6. Button harness (1 No.)
  7. Micro USB Cable (1 No.)
  8. Piezo buzzer (1 No.)
  9. Privacy LED (1 No.)
  10. Short Flex (1 No.)
  11. Button Nut (1 No.)
  12. Tripod nut (1 No.)
  13. LED bezel (1 No.)
  14. Standoffs (2 Nos.)
  15. Micro SD Card (1 No.)
  16. External Box (1 No.)
  17. Internal Box (1 No.)

Additional supplies you requires with vision kit

  • Android smartphone
  • Windows, Mac, or Linux computer
  • WiFi connection
  • Optional: Monitor or TV (any size will work) with a HDMI input
  • Optional: Normal-sized HDMI cable and mini HDMI adapter

Nominal time requires built to AIY vision kit

The AIY Vision Kit from Google lets you build your own intelligent camera that can see and recognize objects using machine learning. All of this fits in a handy little cardboard cube, powered by a Raspberry Pi.

These instructions show you how to assemble your AIY Vision Kit, connect to it, and run the Joy Detector demo application.

Time required: 1.5 hours

The voice kit

So what’s inside the the voice kit of the Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence. After unboxing the Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence voice kit you will find as below.

Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence Google’s Do-it-yourself artificial intelligence

Kit includes this major components

  1. Voice Bonnet (1 No.)
  2. Raspberry Pi Zero WH (1 No.)
  3. Speaker (1 No.)
  4. Micro SD Card (1 No.)
  5. Push Button (1 No.)
  6. Button Nut (1 No.)
  7. Button Harness (1 No.)
  8. Standoffs (1 No.)
  9. Micro USB Cable (1 No.)
  10. External Box (1 No.)
  11. Internal Frame (1 No.)

Additional supplies you requires with vision kit

  • 2mm flat screwdriver: For tightening the screw terminals
  • Micro USB power supply: The best option is to use a USB Power supply that can provide 2.1 Amps of power via micro USB B connector. The second best choice is to use a phone charger that also provides 2.1A of power (sometimes called a fast charger). Don’t try to power your Raspberry Pi from your computer. It will not be able to provide enough power and it may corrupt the SD card, causing boot failures or other errors.
  • WiFi connection

Nominal time requires bulit to AIY voice kit

The AIY Voice Kit from Google lets you build your own natural language processor and connect it to the Google Assistant. All of this fits in a handy little cardboard cube, powered by a Raspberry Pi.

These instructions show you how to assemble your AIY Voice Kit, connect to it, and run the Google Assistant demo application.

Time required: 1.5 hours

Source : Google AIY team

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