Useful Sensors

Useful Sensors develops AI interfaces for everyday objects. We’ve created low-cost, easy to integrate hardware modules that bring ML capabilities like gesture recognition, presence detection, and voice interfaces to TVs, laptops, and appliances while preserving users’ privacy. You can add intelligent features to your existing consumer electronics products in just a few days. We’ve helped build laptops that automatically lock themselves when someone leaves, televisions that respond to hand gestures, and fans that always point in your direction.

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“Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” a Presentation from Useful Sensors

Pete Warden, CEO of Useful Sensors, presents the “Deploying Large Language Models on a Raspberry Pi,” tutorial at the May 2024 Embedded Vision Summit. In this presentation, Warden outlines the key steps required to implement a large language model (LLM) on a Raspberry Pi. He begins by outlining the motivations… “Deploying Large Language Models on […]

2024 Embedded Vision Summit Showcase: Expert Panel Discussion

Check out the expert panel discussion “Multimodal LLMs at the Edge: Are We There Yet?” at the upcoming 2024 Embedded Vision Summit, taking place May 21-23 in Santa Clara, California! The Summit is the premier conference for innovators incorporating computer vision and edge AI in products. It attracts a global audience of technology professionals from […]

From ‘Smart’ to ‘Useful’ Sensors

Can anyone make ‘smart home’ devices useful to consumers? A Calif. startup, Useful Sensors, believes it has the magic potion. What’s at stake? Talk of edge AI, particularly machine learning, has captivated the IoT market. Yet, actual consumer products with local machine learning capabilities, are rare. Who’s ready to pull that off? Will it be […]

“Accelerating the Era of AI Everywhere,” An Embedded Vision Summit Expert Panel Discussion

Jeff Bier, Founder of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance, moderates the “Accelerating the Era of AI Everywhere,” Expert Panel at the May 2023 Embedded Vision Summit. Other panelists include Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA Research and Development, Lokwon Kim, CEO of DEEPX, Jason Lavene, Director of Advanced Development Engineering at Keurig Dr Pepper, and […]

Useful Sensors Selects OKdo as its Global Single Board Computer Solutions Partner

Useful Sensors and OKdo make machine learning easy, secure and accessible to global customers, resellers and distributor partners. Partnership brings small, low-cost machine learning hardware modules to the mass market, providing capabilities such as presence detection, hand gesture recognition, and voice interface. London, UK, 14 March 2023 – Useful Sensors today announced a global manufacturing […]

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