February 2021 | By Google Creative Lab

Explore the basics of machine learning by building your own teachable object at home.


Alto (a little teachable object) is an open source AI experiment. It introduces the basics of machine learning by helping you build your own teachable object. You can teach Alto to recognise things, by pressing one of the buttons on its side. Once Alto sees something you’ve taught it, it will point at it with one of its arms.

Create your own Alto by downloading the code and templates from GitHub.

Built by Google Creative Lab using Coral USB accelerator board, Tensorflow and hardware components.

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