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How I Got to Know the Ocean Sector!

My name is Sakshi, and I am currently pursuing my second master’s at Dalhousie University. I am in the final year of my Master of Information program. I love my program as it is a combination of management and technology. Prior to this, I completed my master’s in business administration in finance and marketing from

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Mentoring Matters: STEM Connector

Mentoring Matters: STEM Connector By Laura Eamon and Sarah Kilford Meet Sarah and Laura, two of the three co-op students gaining work experience in Halifax’s ocean industry this summer. Having already completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability, Sarah is now a computer science student at Dalhousie University. Laura is an economics student at Saint

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A Guide to this Year’s Ocean Celebrations

Happy World Ocean Day, Ocean Week Canada, Ocean Festival, and Ocean Decade!   Annually on and around June 8, millions of people from 150+ countries participate in countless ways to take action on behalf of our shared ocean, such as organizing school events, aquatic cleanups, and community engagement through science and art.   What’s happening globally

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Part 3: Data Volume, Cleaning and Documentation

This it the final part of a three part series of how to build a dataset ofr machine learning.  Find the previous parts below: Part 1: https://deepsense.ca/2022/02/09/blog-building-your-own-dataset-for-machine-learning/  Part 2: https://deepsense.ca/2022/02/17/part-2-acquiring-external-data/ Watch Amit’s Discovery Session on how to build an image based dataset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TT4hySJVvA  ~~~~~~~ How much data is enough?  Web scrapping is actually quite fun and

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BLOG: Part 2: Acquiring external data

Find Part 1 of the blog series here: https://deepsense.ca/2022/02/09/blog-building-your-own-dataset-for-machine-learning/  Watch Amit’s Discovery Session on how to build an image based dataset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TT4hySJVvA  Here are a few of the most relevant libraries for web scrapping:  Requests: a python library for making http request such as GET, POST etc. It is much simpler and easy to use than

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BLOG: Part 1: Building your own dataset for machine learning

The following blog is Part 1 of a 3 Part Blog Series! Find Part 2 here: https://deepsense.ca/2022/02/17/part-2-acquiring-external-data/  Watch Amit’s Discovery Session on how to build an image based dataset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TT4hySJVvA  We live in the information age. It is said to be a period in human history characterized by a shift from industrial production to one based

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BLOG: Don’t be afraid of taking chances

Before I joined IBM, I was working in a different field (DevOps, System Administration, Server Administration) which suited my passions well. But once I joined IBM, I was first asked to take up a project completely different from what I have done so far, a very intimidating situation. But, through the guidance and motivation from those

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BLOG: Deep Learning Frameworks

Keras is an open-source framework that provides high level APIs for large machine learning applications such as neural networks. These APIs can run on top of the backend engines such as TensorFlow, CNTK (Cognitive Toolkit), Theano, MXNet and PlaidML. Its simple and easy-to-use architecture facilitates fast development of models. It is most suitable for Rapid

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BLOG: Creating a Data Dictionary

A crucial step in data management is the creation of a data dictionary.  In general, a data dictionary is a central location where information about data is stored.  This can be defined quite formally, but its implementation doesn’t need to be.  Really, you just want a place to store information for future users of data.   

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Jennifer LaPlante named in the DataIQ 100

Our executive director, Jennifer LaPlante has been named in the DataIQ 100, a power list of the most influential data and analytics practitioners! On receiving this recognition, Jennifer said, “Being named in the DataIQ 100 is a great honour for me and the DeepSense team. A dedicated group developed the concept of creating an AI

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BLOG: Why GitHub is important to know?

GitHub is a code hosting platform that helps programmers and developers to keep their files at remote repositories and could work together on the same project from any location. It is a critical interesting concept to know for those who want to pursue their career in IT industry or who already are in IT whether they are programmers, developers, testers or data scientists.    GitHub provides the following features:  Version Control 

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BLOG: Choosing the right algorithm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps a computer to mimic humans with the help of Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. ML is the branch of AI that enables the machine to make predictions or classifications based on the data it has been trained on. Deep learning (DL) is the subset of machine learning that uses neural networks, works

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BLOG: What does my data need to look like to do AI/ML?

Do you have data, but are unsure if it is suitable for AI/ML?  There are many different types of data, but they generally boil down to a few categories.  Typically, your data will be: numerical categorical time series text Numerical Numerical data can also be called quantitative. It can be a continuous variable, like temperature

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DeepSense launches initiative to help small businesses during COVID-19

DeepSense has launched a special initiative to support ocean-sector companies during COVID-19. The Data Analytics Readiness project provides free resources and support to help companies in a challenging economic climate and prepare them for future opportunities. “We wanted to do something to help small and medium sized ocean sector organizations through these difficult times,” says

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BLOG: How do I start working with a new type of data?

I recently completed an MSc in Computer Science at Dalhousie University. For my thesis, I analyzed sets of AIS* data I had not used before starting my Master’s degree. I want to share some lessons I learned about how to start working with unfamiliar data.  *AIS: Automatic identification system is an automatic tracking system for

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