Using a pose estimation model, an object detection model built using Amazon SageMaker JumpStart, a gesture recognition system and a 3D game engine written in OpenGL running on an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier, I built Griffin, a game that let my toddler use his body to fly as an eagle in a fantasy 3D world.

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My wife and I have a super active 2.5-year-old boy named Dexie. He loves animals, and one of his favourites is the eagle — he often cruises around the house pretending to fly like one.

Recently, I also received an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier from NVIDIA for winning the Jetson project of the month with my Qrio project, a bot that talks and plays YouTubeKids videos for Dexie. It comprises powerful hardware and a beefy GPU, which makes it the perfect hardware platform for this computationally intensive project, Griffin.


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Using a pose estimation model, an object detection model built using Amazon SageMaker JumpStart, a gesture recognition system and a 3D game engine written in OpenGL running on an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier, I built Griffin, a game that let my toddler use his body to fly as an eagle in a fantasy 3D world.

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My wife and I have a super active 2.5-year-old boy named Dexie. He loves animals, and one of his favourites is the eagle — he often cruises around the house pretending to fly like one.

Recently, I also received an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier from NVIDIA for winning the Jetson project of the month with my Qrio project, a bot that talks and plays YouTubeKids videos for Dexie. It comprises powerful hardware and a beefy GPU, which makes it the perfect hardware platform for this computationally intensive project, Griffin.


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Re:Invent 2020 is just one week away. What makes this year’s Re:Invent special is that it will be free and you can watch them online from the comfort of your home. Hence you do not need to walk for miles within hotels to jump between sessions. Still, there will be tons of AI/ML sessions for you ML Practitioner/Data Scientist which makes it hard to build your ideal schedule.

Without further ado, here are some guides which I hope will be useful for you to make your decision.

Preparing/Building Dataset

We all know that any AI/ML project starts with data preparation, which most often then not takes more time than building the AI model itself. …


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Re:Invent 2020 is just one week away. What makes this year’s Re:Invent special is that it will be free and you can watch them online from the comfort of your home. Hence you do not need to walk for miles within hotels to jump between sessions.

With the release of many high level AI services in the past two years, it very obvious that AWS is putting their hand where their mouth is with their goal in democratising AI services to all developers. It’s a good news to software developer who has no PhD degree and are wanting to jump into AI. I always believe that AI should not be hard, if it is then we are doing it wrongly. …


I used the knowledge and wisdom I gained from my work in Artificial Intelligence to understand and teach my two-year-old son more effectively and regain my sanity.

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Overview

The knowledge I have gained from building Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech is directly applicable to raising my toddler. Not only does it help me teach him more effectively, but it also helps me understand why he does naughty things, which I had previously thought he did merely for the sake of torturing us. As I explore such ideas in this blog post, I will also give a brief overview of relevant AI projects to help illustrate my analogy.

My AI Related Work

I have been working in AI for more than five years, and at the risk of sounding creepy, my love of AI is still as strong as it was that first day when I discovered that my image-classification model, Cyclops, was able to automatically categorise photos of cars taken at 27 different angles (the front, side, rear, dashboard, wheels and so on) with 97.2% …


I used the knowledge and wisdom I gained from my work in Artificial Intelligence to understand and teach my two-year-old son more effectively and regain my sanity.

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Image via Unsplash and Freepik

Overview

The knowledge I have gained from building Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech is directly applicable to raising my toddler. Not only does it help me teach him more effectively, but it also helps me understand why he does naughty things, which I had previously thought he did merely for the sake of torturing us. As I explore such ideas in this blog post, I will also give a brief overview of relevant AI projects to help illustrate my analogy.

My AI Related Work

I have been working in AI for more than five years, and at the risk of sounding creepy, my love of AI is still as strong as it was that first day when I discovered that my image-classification model, Cyclops, was able to automatically categorise photos of cars taken at 27 different angles (the front, side, rear, dashboard, wheels and so on) with 97.2% …


I used a Neural Machine Translation model trained on Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Polly, Google Speech API, and an audio routing tool, to build Jarvis — a chatbot who can talk to you in a video conference call.

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Carsales.com, the company I work for, is holding a hackathon event. This is an annual event where everyone (tech or non tech) comes together to form a team and build anything — anything at all. Well, preferably you would build something that has a business purpose, but it is really up to you. This idea for this chatbot actually came from Jason Blackman, our Chief Information Officer at carsales.com.

Carsales Hackathon

Given that our next hackathon is an online event, thanks to COVID-19, wouldn’t it be cool if we could host a Zoom webinar, where any carsales.com …


I used a Neural Machine Translation model trained on Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Polly, Google Speech API, and an audio routing tool, to build Jarvis — a chatbot who can talk to you in a video conference call.

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Carsales.com, the company I work for, is holding a hackathon event. This is an annual event where everyone (tech or non tech) comes together to form a team and build anything — anything at all. Well, preferably you would build something that has a business purpose, but it is really up to you. This idea for this chatbot actually came from Jason Blackman, our Chief Information Officer at carsales.com.

Carsales Hackathon

Given that our next hackathon is an online event, thanks to COVID-19, wouldn’t it be cool if we could host a Zoom webinar, where any carsales.com …


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An interactive supermarket simulation showing how important social distancing is for containing the spread of Covid-19

Overview

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has spread like wildfire and wreaked havoc on our lives. In just four weeks, our way of life has become very different from what it used to be. To stop the spread of the virus, countries are imposing preventative measures. The majority have closed their borders, internationally and state-wide, and many others such as Australia and New Zealand have imposed a lockdown, closing non-essential businesses and venues such as cinemas, pubs, restaurants, parks and playgrounds. Only essential businesses like supermarkets, childcare facilities and chemists can remain open.

All of these measures impose a strategy called social distancing, a term we may not have heard until just a few weeks ago, thanks to Covid-19. …


Using an object detection AI model, a game engine, an Amazon Polly and a Selenium automation framework running on an NVIDIA Jetson Nano to build Qrio, a bot which can speak, recognise a toy and play a relevant video on YouTube.

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My wife and I have a super curious 21-month-old boy name Dexie. Although he does not fully speak yet, he really loves pointing at things asking us to tell him what they are. It can be a picture of an animal in his favourite book, a picture of a car on his flash card or just a toy. I enjoy doing this activity with him, and recently I have been showing him videos that depict tigers, dolphins, trains and other interesting things. …

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