Automatically turn on tv when streaming to a Chromecast

I’m all in favor of “dumb” TVs combined with a Chromecast or Apple TV. I used to have a smart button that could toggle a smart switch to turn on my TV, which helped reduce standby mode when we weren’t using it. However, pressing the switch was an extra step that I often found inconvenient. That’s why I recently implemented a simple automation that turns on the TV automatically. Now, I can’t imagine why I didn’t set this up sooner - it’s so easy and convenient....

AI for diagnosis of prostate cancer: the PANDA challenge

Artificial intelligence (AI) for prostate cancer analysis is ready for clinical implementation, shows a global programming competition, the PANDA challenge.

Automatic dark mode for Home Assistant

Quick tutorial on setting up an automatic dark mode for Home Assistant.

Local face recognition for Home Assistant using TensorFlow.js, Part 2: Learning to recognize faces

Second post of my series on face recognition for presence detection in Home Assistant. In this post, I create a face recognition system.

Local presence detection using face recognition and TensorFlow.js for Home Assistant, Part 1: Detection

Face recognition can be a cool addition to a smart home but has potential severe privacy issues. In this post, I start building on a completely local alternative to cloud-based solutions. This first part focusses on face detection.