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This AI-powered Raspberry Pi ‘Swear Bear’ berates you for using curse words – Review Geek



A picture of the swear bear with a grawlix replacing a curse word.
8 bits and one byte

If an old-fashioned curse jar isn̵

7;t enough to keep your sailor’s mouth in check, it’s time to ask the curse bear for a helping hand. Developed by 8 bits and a byte, Swear Bear is a Raspberry Pi powered AI that tracks your blasphemy and shames you every time he hears a dirty word. Oh… fiddlesticks.

Teaching a stuffed animal to recognize blasphemy is no easy task. Still, the 8 bit and a byte makers managed to do it with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, a first-gen Google AIY Voice Kit, a microphone, and the Profanity Check Python library. Swear Bear also uses ThingSpeak and Google Cloud to keep track of your potty mouth, and it uses a pair of speakers to mumble ‘oh dear’ every time it hears blasphemy.

Anyone can assemble a Swear Bear using 8 Bits and a Byte’s Instructables guide. Of course there is a lot of flexibility in this design. For example, you can change Swear Bear’s ‘oh dear’ response to something more threatening, or keep the bear offline instead of connecting it to the cloud. And as the Raspberry Pi Foundation points out in its coverage, you could even replace the first generation Google AIY Voice Kit with a newer, slimmer Google AIY Voice Kit version 2.

Swear Bear might be a bit of a square, but it’s easy to build and can be a fun project for kids or budding programmers. Pick an old stuffed animal, order a Google AIY kit and open the Instructables guide to build your own blasphemy-discouraging friend.

Source: 8 bits and one byte via Raspberry Pi Foundation




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