# 236 — STAIR Actions: A Video Dataset of Everyday Home Actions

This has been on my mind lately because I’m counting down the days until I get my pre-ordered Amazon DeepLens. This camera seems only sorta useful — until you pair it with a comprehensive database of common actions for it to recognize. I’m not sure that 1000 videos-per-label is a high enough $n$ to accurately represent an action taking place in any environment in any house, but I think that it gets systems like DeepLens (or DIY versions using home computers or raspberry pis) dramatically closer to being a useful home observer.