Internet global como una nueva galaxia

March 24th, 2015|

Spark summit 2015: Multi-modal big data analysis within the Spark ecosystem in BCN

March 23rd, 2015|

2nd meeting of the Multimedia Big Data Computing Lab

March 19th, 2015|

Experiences of using NoSQL database for molecular dynamics simulations

March 12th, 2015|

On March 4-6 of 2015 Roger went to Turku, in Finland to present part of our work involving Cassandra at the 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (PDP 2015). This time he presented the experiences we could gather from the comparison of managing life sciences data from the BSC department in traditional flat files, with a deployment of Cassandra instead. The results that we exposed were very positive and raised many gaps of opportunity for optimisation and features when working with NoSQL systems such as Cassandra. Good job Roger! You can download the PDF of the paper here.  

Chef Watson vs Carme Ruscalleda: Cognitive Computing in the cuisine

March 10th, 2015|

  In 2011  IBM Watson computer defeated two of Jeopardy's greatest champions (on the television quiz show Jeopardy) and won fame as the artificially intelligent computer system that won $1 million for whipping former Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Since then, acording Mike Rhodin (senior vice president of IBM Watson) Watson supercomputer has become 24 times faster and smarter, 90% smaller, with a 2,400% improvement in performance. And since its commercial launch a year ago, the Watson Group has collaborated with partners to build 6,000 apps. Today I read in The Daily Dot that IBM is using its supercomputer Watson to ignite new ideas and inspire both professional chefs and DIY home cooks to push the boundaries of their current culinary capabilities. Great!. "Chef Watson" has natural language processing capabilities in which a huge corpus [...]

Talking about Cognitive Computing Platforms with Barcelona GSE Master Data Science Students

March 9th, 2015|

Last week I gave a conference to Master Data Science students at Barcelona Graduated School of Economics.  We started talking about Big Data, the newest and one of the most exciting technologies currently available to business and society.  We pay attention that the technology is often so subtle that people have no idea that big data is actually helping make their lives easier. The talk was centered to the advent of new technologies as cognitive computing, that will have the potential to augment our reasoning capabilities and empower us to make better informed real-time decision.  Undoubtedly Cognitive Computing will change the way we work and live. Gaston Besanson was the organiser. I enjoyed being with you. Thank you Gaston for this gift! You can download the complete presentation (54 slides) from this link.

Ets un emprenedor?

March 8th, 2015|

Des de fa temps que vinc parlat d'emprenedoria, tant en aquest bloc  com en les meves assignatures. Un tema que m'engresca perquè el considero de valor  i que sens dubte als meus alumnes els hi agrada parlar-ne. Però a diferència de conceptes tecnològics habituals, quan intento emmarcar el tema i cerco una definició de partida, m'és difícil definir en poques paraules què és per mi ser emprenedor. Francament cap definició (ni la tan extensa que es troba a la wikipedia) copsa el factor comú dels diferents emprenedors que han vingut a fer presentacions de les seves start-ups en els meus cursos. Què tenen en comú, Xavi Guardia de SFY, Antoni Brey d'URBIOTICA, David Sanchez/Genis Barrera de TheDataRepublic, Jao Artega de BigML, Oriol Núñez d'Undertile o Miquel Las Heras/ Iuri Aranda de uWhisp? I [...]