Aloha AI is a collaborative infrastructure/service for students to use as they learn the fundamentals of machine learning, deep learning neural networks, and computer vision. Oceanit developed the Aloha AI Network to put the power of novel AI capabilities into the hands of students and teachers.
Designed to be student-friendly yet, but industrial strength, the Aloha AI Network consists of three parts: Toolbox “edge” hardware devices that are setup locally, in depth training and eLearning tools from Oceanit experts, and cloud platform services to process captured data in a shareable, collaborative way. Aloha AI’s edge system allows student users to learn about, develop, and build simple machine learning models for object detection.
Through a collaborative dashboard, students share their learnings and build new custom dashboards or mobile and web applications. For example, students can use Aloha AI’s object detection capabilities to tally the number of people in the school library to answer questions like, how many people use the library on an average daily basis or what is the busiest time of day/week/month.
Aloha AI has other built-in object detection models that allow students to tally the number and and types of vehicles used at their school such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses. This counting and identification data can be analyzed by students to estimate the carbon footprint of transportation at their school, or optimize their parking assignments, or even to redesign the school’s parking lot and thru-traffic systems. As students progress, they can learn to build their own custom detection models.
Aloha AI is the most recent program of the three core programs. Launched in 2020, Oceanit has recently created the first installation of the Aloha AI at Waipahu High School and will soon launch a second installation at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Upper campus.
Our goal for Aloha AI as a core SURF program is to expand the network of schools who are plugged in and sharing data. The potential for collaboration across complexes means that students will be able to build upon on one another’s innovations and ideas to implement new approaches within their own schools.