AI has traditionally been the realm of expensive computers, with models trained and run on GPUs and other expensive hardware. More recently this has started to change with a move towards TinyML – small machine learning models that are trained on the expensive hardware, but run on smaller, cheaper devices including the low power microcontrollers that run IoT and maker devices.
Adafruit have recently released a device to run TinyML models on called the EdgeBadge.
Jim trained a new ML model using the Azure Machine Learning Studio, a service that allows you to build and train models using cloud compute, then either host them in the cloud or download them for use offline.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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