One software engineer is using artificial intelligence to stop cats going on his lawn

Technology giant Nvidia has revealed how one of its engineers has used machine learning at his home to keep cats off his prized lawn. Robert Bond, who has previously used the firm’s Jetson TX1 platform to build a laser to take out the ants that appeared on his kitchen floor, used the same machine learning technology to turn his sprinklers into a smart identification system that could spot cats that appeared on or near the lawn before triggering the sprinklers to shoo the feline visitors away. (Nvidia) “My wife is a gardener and she likes her garden to be tidy and clean,” Robert said. “It wasn’t actually that much work. The new Jetson TX1 is really good at running these neural nets.” His system, as he explained in an Nvidia…


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