Google To Bring Machine Learning Tools To Raspberry Pi
Developers that would like to have more machine learning and AI on their Raspberry Pi machines, this is the time to rejoice! Google has decided to bring its tools over to the DIY machines, though the tech giant will need the input of existing developers to do so. Other fields that tinkerers may be able to access in the near future include 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and wearables.
Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can fill out a survey on Google’s website that asks them about their experience and in what field, before asking what kind of devices and applications they would like to start working on. Google will use the results of this survey to decide which tools to roll out to developers over the course of the year. As the results may turn out badly skewed if only a few people participate, the company is urging any and all to participate.
Though Google has always proven quite open to working with the community, this is the first time the search-engine company has released such a comprehensive survey that hits so many facets of the DIY community. Besides machine learning, Google also wants to see what enthusiasm there is for things like the IoT and wearables in the computer tinkering community. This, in turn, will open up a whole new world of possibilities for people that make devices and programs in their spare time.
Raspberry Pi and, to a lesser extent the ASUS Tinker Board, have been great aids to the DIY computing community and now, with the backing of one of the biggest names in tech, may grow to even greater heights. As always it will be very interesting to see what people can come up with in their spare time, maybe the days when a couple guys working from their garage could change the world are still not over.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.