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Key Skills You NEED to Become a Data Scientist

By |2021-05-10T14:16:36-04:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Development|

"Data science” has become a hot term all throughout the tech industry. If a company has data to be scienced you can be sure they’ll call on their elite team of individuals to perform their computer voodoo magic to process the data and use their skills to provide value to the business. But what exactly does that entail? If you wanted to join this elite team of data scientists, what skills should you train for? Saying you want to become is data scientist is about as specific as saying you want to be a consultant. Different companies [...]

The security hazards of smart toys

By |2021-04-08T20:48:45-04:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: News|

Smart toys are the next big thing in the toy industry. They can be designed to use facial recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) to learn about the child user and personalize the playing or learning experience for them. For example, these smart features can be combined with dolls to learn about a child’s favourites and speak to the child. In fact, smart toys have already been developing and become commercially available over the past few years. The global market for these types of toys is estimated to reach $18 billion by 2023. The growing market for smart [...]

How AI will transform the renewable energy grid

By |2021-04-08T20:51:16-04:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

As many parts of the world are working towards higher environmental standards, more energy will be produced by decentralized, renewable sources. These sources come in the forms of wind farms, private solar panels, microgrids, and batteries. This fragmentation of the energy sources will add complexity to the grid’s management. This will come in the form of millions of power sources, such as residential and commercial solar panels, that will be uploading power to the grid. And millions of more power sinks, such as electric vehicle charging stations, which will be pulling electricity from the grid. The system will [...]

5G technologies are transforming the work landscape

By |2021-04-08T20:51:44-04:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: News|

5G networks are the next generation of cellular networks that are being developed and deployed worldwide. These newer networks will bring more benefits than just being a faster iteration of 4G. Their wide usability in business will transform the working landscape for many people across the globe. The tech has the potential to bring about higher productivity, higher job satisfaction, and a far lower risk profile for a variety of occupations. As 5G becomes more accessible it will continue to affect more jobs and works. Wuhan doctor monitoring patients remotely [Source: Huawei] At the present, there [...]

AgriTech outperforms traditional farming

By |2021-04-08T20:52:07-04:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

The Smart Agriculture Competition was an inaugural event co-organized by Pinduoduo and the China Agricultural University. In the competition, four technology teams utilizing AgriTech practices competed with traditional farmers over four months to grow strawberries. Sensors deployed in the greenhouse to monitor plant growth at the Smart Agriculture Competition [Source: Pinduoduo] The tech teams utilized artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of things (IoT) in their strategies. The results yielded an average of 196% more strawberries, by weight, than traditional farmers. The technologies also outperformed farmers in terms of return on investment by an average of 75.5%. [...]

Managing underground pipe networks with Pipebots

By |2021-04-08T20:52:26-04:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: News|

The UK currently spends about £5.5 billion a year on 1.5 million road excavations that are needed to maintain and repair their complex network of water and sewer pipes. Researchers are working on ways to reduce the time and money needed for this maintenance and one solution is to use robots. Pipebots is a large UK government-funded project working on robots that are intended to help maintain the pipe system.  The Pipebots are being developed to inspect for leakages and blockages, map the location of the issues, and monitor the conditions for signs of trouble. These robots will [...]

Data science professionals panel event recap

By |2021-04-08T20:52:39-04:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|

The pandemic has no doubt had some tremendous effects on the economies and job markets across all fields around the world. Now with working vaccines being rolled out worldwide and a hopeful return to more normal times, many are left with questions about the transformations of the industries and the future job market outlook.   In this month’s Lantern Roundtable series, we were joined by two senior professionals working in the data industry. Our first panel member was Tanaby Mofrad, a Director of Data Science at Tangerine Bank with a solid background in AI. Tanaby has worked [...]

Deep Learning to detect elephants with human accuracy

By |2021-04-08T20:53:28-04:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

The Great Wall of China is the only landmark visible from space is a commonly perpetuated myth. However, with modern satellites we can take HD images of far smaller objects like elephants. And with the help of deep learning those objects can be easily detected and tracked. A team of researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Bath did just that. Using imagery from Maxar satellites they were to develop a new method for monitoring vulnerable and endangered animals. An example elephants detected by the CNN model (green boxes), and the true detection labels [...]

Best Python libraries of 2020 to start using

By |2021-04-08T20:53:47-04:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|

Python is a highly-praised and commonly utilized programming language across industries, academia, and the enthusiast scene. This is in big part due to the vast open-source community that continues to make top-notch and freely available libraries. For this article, we’ve presenting a compilation of some of the best Python libraries that have been released or gained popularity in the past year. 2020 PYTHON LIBRARIES Diagrams Dear PyGui HiPlot Hummingbird PyCaret PyTorch Lightning Rich Stanza Typer Diagrams Whether you’re a developer or data scientist, proper project documentation and reporting is [...]

Cruise teams up with Microsoft for self-driving vehicles

By |2021-04-08T20:53:56-04:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors announced their partnering with Microsoft to accelerate commercialization of driverless vehicles. The companies will combine their software & hardware engineering with cloud computing capabilities and manufacturing knowledge. Cruise will leverage Microsoft’s Azure for cloud and computing solutions at scale. “Our mission to bring safer, better, and more affordable transportation to everyone isn’t just a tech race - it’s also a trust race,” said Cruise CEO Dan Ammann. “Microsoft, as the gold standard in the trustworthy democratization of technology, will be a force multiplier for us as we commercialize our [...]

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