Someone creates an artificial intelligence device that identifies dogs on the street and sends compliments
They create a device with a Raspberry Pi, a built-in camera and a megaphone, which not only recognizes dogs, but also throws compliments.
We have seen a multitude of rare inventions thanks to the Raspberry Pi, but the one that we bring you next shows how far this miniplate has come and the creativity that users have used to get the most out of it. Now thanks to it they have created a device capable of recognizing dogs on the street, and by the way send a few compliments to their owners on how pretty their pet is.
If you’ve ever been looking bored out the window of your house, watching people pass over and over again on the street, even seeing how they took their dogs for a walk, you may be interested in the invention that the YouTube channel has created Ryder Calm Down to make a kind of machine powered by artificial intelligence that is capable of recognizing the dogs that pass in front of your house and automatically send compliments to their owners.
The invention was born out of the need not to always be looking out the window to see his neighbors walking the dogs, so he made use of a Raspberry Pi, together with a camera module and using a machine learning model, specifically the model YOLOv3 which was previously trained to recognize around 80 different objects, including people, cars, and, as you might imagine, dogs. There was one more thing left: a megaphone, and now you’ll understand.
So every time the Raspberry Pi recognizes a dog walking along the street with its owner, the megaphone sends a message to warn that someone is walking a dog, and with it the youtuber approaches the window so as not to miss such an event.
But a little later he also discovered that instead of warning every time someone was walking their dog, got the megaphone to throw compliments of the “how beautiful is your dog” type. And yes, someone got an unexpected scare.
It is a curious invention that demonstrates the peculiarities and possibilities that a Raspberry Pi offers, although we believe that approaching people who walk dogs with compliments can bring you some other problem.