FLASH SALE!   🛍️   Get a stonking 40% off Inventor 2040 W – an all-in-one board for making contraptions that can move, sense things, make noise, and talk to the internet!!

Raspberry Pi AI Kit

by Raspberry Pi

The official Raspberry Pi AI Kit bundles an M.2-format Hailo 8L AI accelerator with the Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ to offer access to excellent inferencing performance on the Raspberry Pi 5.

Installed on a Raspberry Pi 5, the AI Kit allows you to rapidly build complex AI vision applications, running in real time, with low latency and low power requirements. State-of-the-art neural networks for object detection, semantic and instance segmentation, pose estimation, and facial landmarking (to name just a few) run entirely on the Hailo-8L co-processor, leaving the Raspberry Pi 5 CPU free to perform other tasks.

It provides an accessible, cost-effective, and power-efficient way to integrate high-performance AI. Explore applications including process control, security, home automation, and robotics.

Kit Contains

  • Hailo AI module containing a Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
  • Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+, to connect the AI module to your Raspberry Pi 5
  • thermal pad pre-fitted between the module and the M.2 HAT+
  • mounting hardware kit
  • 16mm stacking GPIO header

Raspberry Pi 5 is not included (but you can buy one here).


  • Contains a neural network inference accelerator capable of 13 tera-operations per second (TOPS)
  • Fully integrated into Raspberry Pi’s camera software stack
  • Thermal pad pre-fitted between module and HAT+ spreads heat across components, improving performance
  • Conforms to Raspberry Pi HAT+ specification
  • Supplied with 16mm stacking header, spacers, and screws to enable fitting on Raspberry Pi 5 with Raspberry Pi Active Cooler in place

About AI Module

The AI module is a 13 tera-operations per second (TOPS) neural network inference accelerator built around the Hailo-8L chip. The module uses the M.2 2242 form factor, and comes pre-installed in the M.2 HAT+, to which it connects through an M key edge connector. The M.2 HAT+ communicates between the AI module’s M.2 interface and the Raspberry Pi 5’s PCIe 2.0 interface.

When the host Raspberry Pi 5 is running an up-to-date Raspberry Pi OS image, it automatically detects the Hailo module and makes the NPU available for AI computing tasks. The built-in rpicam-apps camera applications in Raspberry Pi OS natively support the AI module, automatically using the NPU to run compatible post-processing tasks.