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A peek inside our Sparse Modeling Study Sessions

With a combined total of more than 30 full-time employees and interns, our data science team continues to grow, each bringing unique expertise and perspectives. Sparse modeling, which HACARUS core technology is built on, is so diverse that individual differences in knowledge and skills have emerged within our team. In order to complement each other, we have started study sessions to learn more about sparse modeling as part of our everyday business we call these "The Sparse Modeling Study Sessions"…

Evaluation of Human Part Segmentation using the Jetson Nano Developer Kit

In this article, Daisuke Takahashi, a data scientist at HACARUS explains the process of Human Part Segmentation using a high performance edge device; the Jetson Nano Developer Kit.   What is the Jetson Nano Developer Kit? The Jetson Nano is a purpose built edge device by NVIDIA that allows for GPU based operations in a light and cost effective package. Much like a standard computer it allows you to run various applications. For this use case we installed a Linux…

Greeting a New Member @KYOTO HQ

As part of our ongoing work to integrate the latest industrial robots with HACARUS AI technologies we've just taught our resident Mitsubishi Electric Robot to recognize humans, and to respond respectfully to a human bow - with a bow ! Check it out below: https://vimeo.com/397903246

HACARUS Gives Lecture at Shiga University Graduate School of Data Science

On December 19, 2019, Takashi Someda, HACARUS’ Chief Technical Officer, Naoki Kitora, its Chief Data Scientist and Ryuji Masui, Data Scientist gave a lecture at Shiga University, to the Graduate School of Data Science, introducing real world examples of utilizing machine learning for improving visual inspection at manufacturing sites. The Graduate School of Data Science at Shiga University, which opened in April of this year, has a mixed student body, consisting of professionals, in addition to those who have advanced…

Hacarus @ PyCon Taiwan 2019

This year Hacarus sponsored PYCON Taiwan as part of our ongoing engagement with with PYCON community, below follows a conference report written by Ninz Eclarin, one of our Engineers at the Manila Development Center.   I've been to some PyCon events in Asia before, but PyCon Taiwan strikes some awesome distinction. I mean, who can say no to a great selection of food and drinks provided at the venue? Unlimited MilkTea for the win! But aside from the awesome food, PyCon…

Part 3 of Sparse Modeling for IT Engineers on CodeZine

The third installment of our series on Sparse Modeling for IT engineers came out today in CodeZine. This time, it is written by Ippei Usami of Hacarus Data Science Team - Read the full story in the link below (only Japanese)   スパースモデリングのモデルを評価する~LASSO推定値の評価方法  

Participating in Amazon’s Workshop: Introduction to Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

Hey there! I’m Maeda, one of Hacarus’s FPGA interns. Just like the title says, I joined the course called Amazon EC2 F1 Instance.  In this report, I’ll explain what I learned point-by-point. So, what's an F1 Instance?  The F1 Instance is a compute instance with Field Programmable Gate Arrays, abbreviated as FPGA. The F1 instance (Formula 1, includes Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P) is an EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) equipped with FPGA.  In FPGA, users can program the logic functions that…

Sparse Modeling with the Jetson Nano Developer Kit

Hello! My name is Kishimoto. I’m an engineer intern at Hacarus. I’m going to be checking out NVIDIA’s high power board computer, the Jetson Nano, a highly reviewed Edge AI board and recent topic in the tech world. The Jetson Nano is a high-performance edge device with 4 Core Arm CPU (Central Processing Unit) and 128 CUDA Core. Using the CUDA Core, I'm going to be trying the Lasso Regression technique. 1. Jetson Nano’s Development Environment Developed by NVIDIA, Jetson…

Capturing the first ever image of a Black Hole – How Sparse Modeling made it possible

NEW NOVEL TECHNOLOGY MADE THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE When the international Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) projects announced that it had become the first in the world to obtain a picture of a black hole the internet was set ablaze with viral reactions. The image, compiled by the EHT displays a glowing, orange ring (cover page), which is actually the swirling gas created by the gravity field of the black hole – theoretically known, but never before seen.   WHY WERE BLACK…