Here we go again — BeerBot is now much more intelligent.
For those wondering “what is BeerBot?”, please check Building BeerBot.
TLDR: camera + beer fridge + slackbot + 💪 = BeerBot
Let’s begin with a simple truth, BeerBot 1.0 was quite dumb. Its tragic flaw was its simplistic image processing. The typical output led to *gasp* incorrectly identified bottles causing *shock* uncertainty about the current inventory of cold beer. A disastrous example is depicted.
Make BeerBot Smart ̶A̶g̶a̶i̶n̶. A logical next step is to educate BeerBot with an object detection model (as previously suggested).
The obvious next question is “why even improve BeerBot?”. There are many reasons including the…
A never-ending supply of cold beer at KI labs to maintain employee happiness.
“Here’s to ̶a̶l̶c̶o̶h̶o̶l̶ BeerBot: the cause of, and solution to, all ̶o̶f̶ ̶l̶i̶f̶e̶’̶s̶ office problems.”
The humble origins of BeerBot are linked to the first internal KI labs hackathon. It was held earlier this year with the goal of pushing our engineering skills and creativity to the limit within the span of approximately 36 hours.
[Spoiler] We didn’t win the hackathon but managed to snag a bronze 🥉