We are students in the Computational Biology department at Bar Ilan University, Israel.
We are conducting a project in Dr. Amiyaal Ilany’s lab, aimed at identifying the behavior of rock hyrax during social interaction by using artificial intelligence.
We are considering using Deep Lab Cut in our project.
We would appreciate if you could please help us with our following questions:
Firstly, we downloaded DLC to our PCs (Dell inspiration 14 core i7 and Lenovo Ideapad core i5), but each attempt to run a video of about half a minute took us several hours. We would appreciate if you could please tell us the magnitude of the time it should take to process a half-minute video.
Secondly, we tried to install the DLC through Microsoft’s cloud (Azure) but, after running the command “import deeplabcut”, we encountered the following error: “no module named deeplabcut”. We saw a similar topic in the forum but the solution offered there did not help us. Are you able to help us with this?
Due to the problems described above, we are interested in finding a more efficient platform for running DLC, and are debating between purchasing a new and more powerful computer, or purchasing a subscription to a cloud or external server. Are you able to recommend which of the two options would work better?
If your recommendation is to purchase a new computer, is there a particular computer model you recommend? Specifically, would the new Mac Mini with M1 processor work?
If your recommendation is to run on a server / cloud, which one do you recommend? (Google cloud, Azure, etc)
Thank you very much in advance for your help and guidance.
Avital Abergel and Gitali Naim