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Cats, Rats, A.I., Oh My! – Ben Hamm

Cats, Rats, A.I., Oh My! – Ben Hamm (video) –

“This is the story of how I taught myself soldering, coding, and machine learning, all to thwart my sweet murderous cat.

He brings in dead (or not dead) rats, mice, and birds. I tried to stop him with bell collars, operant conditioning, generous feeding. Nothing worked. So I built an AI-powered cat door that can tell when he approaches with a critter in his mouth. If it’s just the cat, door’s open! If he’s carrying a rat or bird? Cat door locks, texts me pics, and donates to bird conservation.”


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