Google is making a computer vision kit for Raspberry Pi
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Google is offering a new way for Raspberry Pi tinkerers to use its AI tools. It just announced the AIY Vision Kit, which includes a new circuit board and computer vision software that buyers can pair with their own Raspberry Pi computer and camera. (Theres also a cute cardboard box included, along with some supplementary accessories.) The kit costs $44.99 and will ship through Micro Center on December 31st.
The AIY Vision Kits software includes three neural network models: one that recognizes a thousand common objects; one that recognizes faces and expressions; and a a person, cat and dog detector. Users can train their own models with Googles TensorFlow machine learning software.
Google touts this as a cheap and simple computer…