In late 2013, I received a SparkFun Inventor’s Kit as a non-denominational holiday present from a coworker. Without hyperbole, this was the best present I’ve ever received (thanks Anthony).
A glorious thing nowadays is that you needn't be an AI researcher nor have expensive hardware to leverage machine learning in your projects.
Granted, a domain-specific design will net greater benefits in the long run. Yet, until recently, a general-purpose, off-the-shelf solution wasn't easily consumable by your average developer (that's