In this tutorial, we will show you the steps needed to boost the performance of your edge device. You will need a hardware accelerator that is supported by alwaysAI – such as Intel’s Neural Compute Stick 2. We have more information on hardware accelerators in our documentation, which is available now.
Although alwaysAI is focused on computer vision on the edge, you can easily install the platform on your local PC and do prototyping before going to the edge. In this article, I will show how to install the alwaysAI platform on your PC using either a virtual machine (macOS, Windows) or native installation (Linux). If you are already running a Linux desktop you can skip down to the Installing alwaysAI Platform section.
Note: The method described in this article is not your only option for installing the base operating system on your Raspberry Pi. You can also use NOOBS, an operating system installation manager to install the base Raspbian operating system. For information on NOOBS go to this website https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/noobs.md . If you do use NOOBS to do the initial operating system installation once finished go to Setting Up A Docker Container section of this document...
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