ASH is a real-life Pokédex for kids to identify plants and animals

Someone holding an ASH device.

It’s difficult to find a helpful AI use case amongst all the generative drivel but ASH is a notable exception:

ASH is an AI powered device, designed by Alexis Bardini and Filippo Yacob for active nature discovery; no distractions, just adventure! We developed ASH as a response to the accelerating loss in global biodiversity. We can’t protect what we don’t know, and ASH can help a generation of ecology guardians learn to notice, love and protect the myriad creatures that surround us.

It’s a real-life Pokédex for kids to identify plants and animals and learn more about them. It comes with 3 buttons, a screen, and a camera on the back. It’s an amazing learning tool and I’d love one for my son.

Update: this has picked up on Bluesky and someone questioned whether it was a marketing ploy. I had a look on Google for more info and there was a Product Hunt campaign but there hasn’t been any updates since 2021. I might email them…

Update 2: I managed to email Alexis last month and he said that they were “restarting it soon to get it to market”

2 thoughts on “ASH is a real-life Pokédex for kids to identify plants and animals”

    1. Thanks for reminding me to update the post: Alexis Bardini responded to my email and said that while ASH was a prototype, he was looking to restart the project and get it to market. He didn’t give a date but if anything new comes up, I’ll add more!

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