An AI-powered cat flap is made by an Amazon employee to stop his cat from bringing home dead animals

An AI-powered cat flap is made by an Amazon employee to stop his cat from bringing home dead animals

To any thinkers secret box machine learning can be an incredible addition , helping to fix that little problem in life that no commercial gadget can handle. For Amazon


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product manager Ben Hamm, that problem was stopping his “sweet, murderous cat” Metric from bringing home dead and half-dead prey in the middle of the night and waking him up.

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Along with machine vision algorithms, the camera was loaded and all this was trained by Hamm himself. They were able to recognize whether the Metric was coming or going and whether he had prey in his mouth. If the answer was “yes,” the cat flap would lock for 15 minutes and Hamm would get a text. Then, the system also sends a donation, or “blood money” as Hamm calls it, to the National Audubon Society, which protects the bird's cats love to kill.

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The presentation given was short, but it perfectly illustrates the everyday utility of AI. A bit of intelligence can go a long way it can even outsmart a cat.
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Hamm explained that the most time-consuming part of the task had been the need to supply more than 23,000 photos.

All he needed to do was to check whether the cat was in view, whether it was coming or going and if it was carrying prey.

He thanked all the team members for completing this project successfully and also his cat as she played the most important role to execute this project. 

An out of the box thinking, AI and Machine Learning are actually making its way for future projects….

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