Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Jake Black 

BSc [Hons] Creative Computing

Hello! 👋 I'm Jake, a final-year Creative Computing student with a passion for programming. My time at IADT has provided me with extensive experience in various technologies and fields, including frontend development, mobile app development, games, and artificial intelligence. To share my enthusiasm for programming with others, I now aspire to become a lecturer. In pursuit of this goal, I'll be completing a master's in Computer Science next year.

RAID: Real-Time Animal Identification & Deterrence

RAID is a system which leverages computer vision technology not only to identify animals by species, but to distinguish one individual from another of the same species based on pet images uploaded by the user, and is capable of doing this in real-time via a live camera feed. It's intended to act as a deterrent for wild animals or stray pets by running a two-stage object detection system, first detecting the animal's species, and then determining whether the animal is the user's pet, or not. When an unknown animal is detected, a buzzer will sound to scare it away, and RAID will automatically capture a screenshot of the animal, categorised by species.