Google AIY Projects has announced its Vision Kit, a smart camera kit you can build using a Pi Zero W, Pi Camera, Module, and a powerful AI board called the ‘Vision Bonnet’. Keen Google fans will recognise the similarity between the Vision Kit and Google Clips, a recently announced smart camera. The Vision Kit enables makers to build a similar device, but that’s just the start.AIY Projects is all about developing hackable AI kits for makers that they can integrate into their own projects. “We look at how do we get these technologies in people’s hands in ways that are easy,” says Jess Holbrook, AIY Projects UX Research Lead. “AI and machine learning are up on this pedestal,” he explains. Google wants to show makers that they can build pretty impressive stuff themselves. As with earlier AIY Projects, Google is interested to see what ideas makers come up with to use AI to “solve problems for themselves, their families, and their communities.”

The Vision Kit adds an advanced AI hardware board to the Raspberry Pi. Developed by Google, it’s called the Vision Bonnet and sports a powerful Movidius MA2450 vision processing chip. Read more here…

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