ASH - An Ai Pocket Field Guide that helpscombat biodiversity loss by educating a new generation of Ecological Guardians age 6 to 96.
ASH is like a Pokedex, but real, and is a purpose built naturediscovery device for kids of all ages, powered by an ArtificialIntelligence that fits in your pocket
FINH Studio Project
AI, KidTech, Interaction Design, Industrial Design
ASH is like a Pokedex, but real, and is a purpose built naturediscovery device for kids of all ages, powered by an Artificial Intelligence that fits in your pocket.ASH uses Machine Learning and Active Play to encourage childrento discover, collect, and learn about the magical life-forms that surround them every day.
ASH teaches children through a familiar medium, and a well understood interaction - the point and click camera. Children can take ASH with them on nature walks or city strolls, and usethe device to take pictures of animals and plants.
AI for learning - How ASH works
Just take pictures, and the Ai turns your finds into fact filled entries. The Ai, powered byand TensorFlow, an open and Ethical Aiplatform, does the rest, magically turning the photos oflifeforms they take into instant, fact filled cards, rich withimportant, and up-to-date information such as life cycle,population levels, and tips on how to best protect the species.Check out Coral.ai by Google
Over 1 Million Species are now at risk of extinction.Preserving our Biodiversity is one of the major challengesfuture generations face today, but Environmental educationhas failed to keep up with the rate of environmental degradation, and you can’t protect what you don’t know.
We wanted to create a tool that made learning about biodiversity possible through fun, active, discovery led play, as opposed to passive media consumption. In essence,we wanted to build a Pokedex for the real world.