The "technology of the future" is constantly changing. Remember, when Google Glass was the future and venture capitalists launched huge funds for financial developers of Glass apps? Do you remember when chat bots were the future and every tech company on the planet wasted time and money developing Facebook messenger bots? Yes, most "technologies of the future" are little more than silly trends that disappear almost as fast as they come. This time, however, it feels like the new technology of the future is a bit different. Why? Because artificial intelligence is really the technology of the future.
Big and small tech companies jumped on the AI train, but for good reason. AI and machine learning are integral to the technologies of the future and may give computers capabilities we can not even imagine at the moment. And Google has found a new role in providing aspiring engineers with the tools they need to learn AI and develop their own AI solutions. No, that's not the beginning of the robot uprising. It's the start of a new Google "AIY" initiative that will provide comprehensive DIY kits for people ̵
Google has just announced two new "AIY" DIY, but for artificial intelligence) kits that build on the ideas that the company has developed with its first generation kits. However, this time around, the new kits come complete with everything a student needs to build AI solutions, including a Raspberry Pi Zero WH board.
"We are taking the first step to help educators integrate AIY into STEM lessons, and help prepare students for the challenges of the future by launching a new version of our AIY kits," wrote Billy Rutledge, director of AIY Projects at Google, in a blog post. "With the Voice Kit, you can build a voice-activated speaker, while the Vision Kit lets you build a camera that learns to recognize people and objects." The new kits make it easier to get started with clearer instructions, a new app, and all the pieces in
He continued, "To make the setup easier, both kits have been redesigned to work with the new Raspberry Pi Zero WH, which comes with the USB connection cable and pre-installed SD Card Now users no longer need to download the software image and run faster The updated AIY Vision Kit v1.1 also includes the Raspberry Pi Camera v2. "
Here is a video of the Vision Kit in action: 
This is a very cool example of a tech company that is taking an initiative to encourage communities to train their STEM programs in schools u improve. Google's new AIY Voice Kit and Vision Kit are already available online at Target.com and Target Stores across the country. Google hopes to be able to offer it in other regions in the coming months. The voice kit is available for $ 49.99, while the more complex vision kit costs $ 89.99.