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Techiexpert brings readers all kinds of updates about Artificial Intelligence. From using the technology to build smart cities to using it in casinos, we have all written, read, and heard about a lot of weird, yet fascinating developments in the world of AI. So here is one more: this new development that prevents an at from bringing its prey home.
Ben Hamm, the creator of this model, is an engineer at Amazon and a cat-father. He noticed his cat bringing a lot of his prey home, as a gift to him. Despite how much Ben loved his cat, he often found this annoying, which led him to develop this new algorithm that locks the cat door once it brings its dead prey with her.
Hamm’s algorithm worked on Amazon Deeplink camera, which is established above the cat door. The algorithm used thousands of different images of the cat with prey and without. His algorithm has three stages: detecting whether there is a cat in the frame, detecting if the cat is coming back or leaving the house, and detecting if the cat brings prey in its mouth while coming back.
Soon as the algorithm detects the three stages, the door is automatically locked, which blocks the passage of the cat. To locking and unlocking mechanism of the door, Ben Hamm used an Arduino design board. In addition to this, the algorithm also sends the pictures of his cat to him. This is all for a good cause as all the money developed with a single photo is donated to Audubon Society, a bird related organization.