Remote Birding with TinyML and Raspberry Pi
Like many of us, too much of my day is spent in front of a screen. The pleasure I get from watching birds flock to my bird feeder is unfortunately outweighed by the realities of life. However, I'm not one to give up on this lazy dream of bird watching! Instead of sitting on my porch waiting for birds to come in, why not be *actively notified* when birds are at the feeder (and which birds are showing up)? While slightly dystopian, it's still a great idea - let's build it! In this talk, we will walk through a real-world solution that ties together Machine Learning concepts, remotely-powered IoT deployments, and cloud connectivity in an easy-to-understand project. By using TensorFlow Lite on a Raspberry Pi (with a handy Twilio integration for MMS), we will see how easy it can be to develop robust Machine Learning solutions with readily-available hardware and open source software.