Tuesday June 18, 2024

Meet THIS plant that can literally yell at you what it needs water

Discover how AI can help create plants that actually tell you what they need

By Web Desk
May 24, 2024
Now your plants can talk to you wit the help of AI. — Matt Reed
Now your plants can talk to you wit the help of AI. — Matt Reed

Have you ever had a plant and wished it had told you what it needed?

Matt Reed has created a tomato plant that can literally tell you when it needs watering or it is too cold.


Matt has used a Raspberry Pi and artificial intelligence to make this possible. He has fitted the plant with sensors that keep an eye on soil quality. This helps him know what is going well and what needs to be fixed, Matt said in a blog post.

Matt shows a working model of a talking plant in the video below.

But what is the coolest part about this project?

The coolest thing is that you can actually ask the plant how it is doing.

The plant's microphone picks up your question, and the Raspberry Pi fetches the sensor data and uses GPT-4o to generate a report on the plant's condition. It even remembers past events, like if it was too cold the previous night.

This is not just about talking plants. It is about showing how AI can make gardening easier and more efficient. It is about combining sensor data and AI to create a system where you can ask what's wrong.

If you're thinking, "I'd love to do this but I don't know how", Matt suggests starting with some beginner Raspberry Pi projects.