Artificial Intelligence

Farnell adds AI resources, products to aid engineers

28th November 2019
Mick Elliott

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaoing our world so Farnell, along with element14, are expanding the AI products and resources available to help engineers develop new solutions leveraging the technology. Opportunities for engineers include availability of the BeagleBone AI single board computer and online resources to help overcome the complexity, cost and power challenges of developing for AI.

The BeagleBone AI, one of the newest AI products available from Farnell, provides a fast track solution for embedded machine learning. The single board computer facilitates everyday automation for industrial, commercial and home applications and allows developers to have their designs up and running within five minutes.

Enabling element14 Community members to learn the fundamentals of AI in a free online course, the new AI Essentials Course begins with an overview and history of AI, and goes on to cover algorithms, the Bayes Theorem, machine and deep learning, and typical AI applications.

The DIY course gives makers and engineers the tools they need to further incorporate AI into their designs.

“Artificial Intelligence, from autonomous cars to ‘lights out’ autonomous factories used to be reserved for science fiction, but the technology is becoming increasingly popular and more readily available every day,” said Cliff Ortmeyer, Global Head of Technical Marketing for Farnell.

Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of the element14 Community added: “We are committed to giving our customers and community members access to the latest AI products and resources, including free training, projects and tools to support them throughout their AI design journey and grow their careers.”

Additional AI offerings from Farnell and element14 include:

  • AI Configuratorand AI Resource Page: An interactive tool, the AI Configurator enables engineers to quickly determine the most appropriate products and solutions for their AI projects. New products such as the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Computer, Ultra96 V2 development board, and BeagleBone AI are incorporated into the tool, ensuring engineers are at the cutting edge of AI technology. The AI Configurator is part of Farnell’s AI Resource Page, a dependable resource for makers looking to expand their knowledge.

An element14 Artificial Intelligence page features all of the latest element14 content around AI including a range of member projects, Tech Spotlights, blogs and products. This area will also feature the element14 Presents weekly video series, with videos focussing on the new BeagleBone AI. Interested community members can sign up to receive updates when new AI related content is added. 

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