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Even the Raspberry Pi is getting in on AI

Photo illustration of a computer with a brain on the screen.
Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos by Getty Images

As the AI craze continues, even the microcomputer company Raspberry Pi plans to sell an AI chip. It’s integrated with Raspberry Pi’s camera software and can run AI-based applications like chatbots natively on the tiny computer.

Raspberry Pi partnered with chipmaker Hailo for its AI Kit, which is an add-on for its Raspberry Pi 5 microcomputer that will run Hailo’s Hailo-8L M.2 accelerator. The kits will be available “soon from the worldwide network of Raspberry Pi-approved resellers” for $70.

Hailo CEO and co-founder Orr Danon tells The Verge that its accelerator’s “power consumption is below 2W and is passively cooled.” The accelerator offers 13 tera operations per second (TOPS), which is lower than chips planned for AI laptops like I…

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