Running AI payloads locally can be costly and maintaining models can be challenging. Leveraging Microsoft Azure cognitive services offers an affordable and efficient approach to accessing high-quality machine learning algorithms. In this series of lab notes, we will explore how to integrate the Raspberry Pi camera module with Azure intelligence.  

The Raspberry Pi Camera Module:

The Raspberry Pi camera modules are widely available, and the official Raspberry Pi camera module offers excellent support and easy setup. For this guide, we will utilize the camera module depicted in the figure below, which lacks auto-focus but is otherwise complete.