Google To Enable Its AI And Machine Learning Tech On Raspberry Pi This Year

If you’re a Raspberry Pi developer that is at all interested in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, we’ve got a treat in store for you. Google is looking to bring its AI and machine learning tools to the Raspberry Pi starting this year, but it wants your help and input to make it happen.

Google has launched a survey that includes questions about how often developers spend working on software and hardware projects, and if they are interested in fields ranging from wearables to drones to IoT to robotics to 3D printing. It will use input gained from this survey to narrow its focus on the tools that are provided later this year.

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Google writes:

Thank you for taking the time to take our survey.  We at Google are interested in creating smart tools for Makers, and want to hear from you about what would be most helpful.  As a thank you, we will share our findings back with the community so that you can learn more about Makers around the world.

What remains to be seen is what software platform Google will use to deliver the goods. Products like the Raspberry Pi 3 support Windows 10 IoT and there’s a distinct possibility that Google may bring its tools to Raspbian OS, which is based on Debian Linux. Whatever the case, this is big news for the Raspberry Pi community and Google’s efforts to democratize AI and machine learning.

While the Raspberry Pi community is excited about the prospects of divine Google intervention, Samsung is looking to encroach on the DIY community with its powerful Tinker Board. Samsung claims that the Tinker Board is twice as fast as the Raspberry Pi 3.