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Conferencia sobre Deep Learning en Barcelona con la visión de Google DeepMind y Facebook

2017-11-12T15:46:09+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

    A menudo me llegan peticiones de antiguos alumnos o compañeros del sector para poder asistir a alguna de nuestras clases de Deep Learning en la UPC. Por esta razón, junto con Xavier Giró-i-Nieto, y en el marco del curso Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence del master MET de la escuela de Telecos de la UPC  y de los seminarios Severo Ochoa Research Seminars  del Barcelona Supercomputing Center, hemos creído oportuno realizar una clase abierta  a todos los interesados en el tema, aprovechando que el próximo lunes 20 de Noviembre a las 11:30 tenemos dos participantes de excepción.   En esta clase abierta (en inglés) se presentaran algunos de los últimos avances en el tema desde el punto de vista de dos laboratorios de investigación punteros, como son Google Deepmind y Facebook [...]

Factors that have triggered the potential of Deep Learning

2017-11-11T13:37:43+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, are not a new concepts! Why, all of a sudden, have them become the next big thing that is changing our life again during this decade? Deep Learning is changing our life I'm sure you have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies.   In Speech Recognition  the transcription of voice to text has experimented amazing advances, and it is already available in different devices. We are increasingly interacting with “our” computers by just talking to them.  Also there have been some spectacular advances in Natural Language Processing, for example, by simply clicking on the micro symbol of Google Translate, the system will transcribe what you are dictating to another language. Google Translate now renders spoken sentences in [...]

Programming Models for Deep Learning

2017-09-27T10:08:29+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

Programming Models for Deep Learning In reality, this post was intended for my DLAI course's students, although I think it may be of interest to other students. I am going to share in this blog the teaching material that I am going to generate for the part of DLAI course that will cover the basic principles of Deep Learning from a computational perspective. Recent years, as a result of the increase of the popularity of Deep Learning, many frameworks have surged in order to ease the task of create and train models. Frameworks use different programing languages, strategies to train the models or compute the data and different characteristics as distribution or GPU acceleration support. Most of these frameworks are open sourced and their popularity can be shown in the following Figure from Francesc [...]

El nuevo iPhone X y su hardware especializado en Deep Learning e Inteligencia Artificial

2017-11-11T22:07:01+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

El nuevo iPhone X y su hardware especializado en Deep Learning e Inteligencia Artificial Ayer, 12 de septiembre,  tuvo lugar el evento de presentación de productos de Apple para anunciar el lanzamiento de sus nuevos modelos de Apple Watch, Apple TV, sistemas operativos, y , para finalizar, nuevas versiones de su producto estrella el iPhone , y en especial su espectacular iPhone X.  Hoy todos los medios destacaban el evento y daban diferentes respuestas a porqué el mercado está dispuesto a pagar más de mil euros por un iPhone. Quizás porque el nuevo iPhone X dispone de nuevas prestaciones, tales como el reconocimiento facial o realidad aumentada que le permiten considerarse "el futuro del smartphone" que ofrecen inteligencia artificial en el dispositivo. Para ello hace falta un hardware avanzado que me gustaría presentarles puesto [...]

New Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence MSc course in Barcelona

2017-09-25T12:26:48+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence Master Course at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Autumn 2017) Deep learning technologies are at the core of the current revolution in artificial intelligence for multimedia data analysis. The convergence of large-scale annotated datasets and affordable GPU hardware has allowed the training of neural networks for data analysis tasks which were previously addressed with hand-crafted features. Architectures such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks or Q-nets for reinforcement learning have shaped a brand new scenario in signal processing. This course will cover the basic principles of deep learning from both an algorithmic and computational perspectives.  Complete learning systems in different Deep Learning frameworks and platforms will be introduced via hadns-on, projects and assignments. You will learn to solve new classes of problems [...]

Democratización del Deep Learning: su potencial al alcance de todos

2017-12-03T18:45:33+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|

 Democratización del Deep Learning: su potencial al alcance de todos UPDATE: Una versión modificada de este post ha sido publicado en  el portal TECNONEWS  el 04/07/2017 En 10 años, cuatro de las cinco empresas más grandes del mundo por capitalización de mercado han cambiado.  Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Citigroup y Shell Oil están fuera y Apple, Alphabet (la compañía matriz de Google), Amazon y Facebook han tomado su lugar. Solo Microsoft mantiene su posición.   Ya se han percatado que todas ellas son empresas  que dominan la nueva era digital en que nos encontramos inmersos. Estamos hablando de empresas que basan su poderío en inteligencia artificial en general, y en particular Deep Learning. Acuñada la palabra en 1950 por John McCarthy, la Inteligencia Artificial existe desde hace décadas. Sin [...]

Caffe2: A new player on the scene of Deep Learning frameworks

2017-08-17T16:34:41+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

Few days ago Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. They say that Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe ( really?), the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors. Caffe2’s GitHub page describes it as “an experimental refactoring of Caffe that allows a more flexible way to organize computation.” As my readers know, when appeared TensorFlow I decided to pay attention to it because it could change the scene of DL/AI frameworks. Now, we are in the same situation, Caffe2 could change the current scene that Francesc Sastre, one of my master students,  build for his master thesis:  "Frameworks popularity evolution in GitHub" No questions, right? Facebook launched Caffe2, an open-source deep learning framework made with expression, speed, and modularity in mind. It address the bottlenecks observed [...]

Deep Learning at UPC with Oriol Vinyals & Joan Bruna

2017-08-08T22:39:43+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|

Today we had a great event, the first seminar on Deep Learning organised by UPC, TelecomBCN, FIB, CFIS and BSC. Thanks Joan and Oriol, It has been impressive!  Enclosed you will find some pictures of his visit! Here you can download the slides of Joan Bruna and here the video of the talk. As soon as I receive the presentation of Oriol I will post the links here too. Huge audience! (photo Sebastià Xambó) (photo Joan Bruna) (photo GabrielOliveira) Two great speakers: (photo Sebastià Xambó) (photos Joan Capdevila) (photos Jordi Torres) Presenters: (photos Joan Capdevila) Meetings with UPC students:(photo Xavier Giro-i-Nieto) Marenostrum visit: (photo Jordi Torres) With (his) former Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics (photo Sebastià Xambó)

Seminar on Deep Learning at UPC with Oriol Vinyals and Joan Bruna

2017-08-08T22:40:45+00:00 May 14th, 2016|

We (UPC, TelecomBCN, FIB, CFIS and BSC) are proud to invite you to our first seminar on Deep Learning organized at UPC, next May 23th at 11:00, with the talks of two outstanding speakers: Joan Bruna (UC Berkeley) and Oriol Vinyals (Google DeepMind). Do not miss this great event happening in Barcelona.  And if you are interested in Deep Learning, we are also preparing  a Deep Learning for Computer Vision Summer Seminar  in Barcelona next 4-8 July 2016 ( more info at  http://TelecomBCN.DeepLearning.Barcelona). UPDATE: Photographs of the event here When: Monday  May 23, 11:00-13:00 Place: Aula Màster -  A3 building - UPC Campus Nord - Barcelona Talks: 11:00: Convolutional Neural Networks against the Curse of Dimensionality by Joan Bruna (UC Berkeley).  Convolutional Neural Networks are a powerful class of non-linear representations that have shown through numerous [...]

Free Deep Learning Books

2017-08-08T22:44:51+00:00 April 18th, 2016|

There are not many books on Deep Learning at the moment because it is such a young area of study. However there are new freely online version available of 3 books that cover beginner, intermediate and advanced levels:   Advanced level: "Deep Learning" written by top deep learning scientists Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville. The book includes coverage of all of the main algorithms in the field and can be used as a reference book by those who have experience in the field. Intermediate level: "Neural Networks and Deep Learning" written by Michael Nielsen. The book is a good place to start for those who already have experience in Machine Learning and want to delve into Neural Networks. Beginner level: "FIRST CONTACT WITH TENSORFLOW, get started with Deep Learning programming" written by Jordi Torres. The book is [...]

Calçotada season and the new Deep Learning book

2017-08-08T22:46:00+00:00 April 9th, 2016|

The calçotada season is coming to an end. Keep this excellent recipe from Tampa Bay Times for next year. Now it is time to read First contact with TensorFlow book. Already available a paper version, PDF version and Kindle version. Also this book is going to be freely available on-line in my web page (html version) next April 23th , Saint George's day  (Sant Jordi Day). This day is Barcelona's most romantic day of the year: St Jordi's is a day of Roses and Books. Come to see it! (*) I si no saps quin llibre regalar per St Jordi ...    Sant Jordi's day in all town and cities in Catalonia: #BooksAndRoses  

INTERNATIONAL PHD IN DEEP LEARNING & HPC FOR COMPUTER VISION

2017-08-09T12:14:09+00:00 February 7th, 2016|

The Research Group Autonomic Systems and eBusiness Platforms at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), invites outstanding candidates to apply for a full-time PhD position under "Becas de posgrado de La Caixa"  grants (link) or "International PhD Program Fellowship BSC La Caixa" grants (link). The PhD work will focus on Deep Learning and High Performance Computing for computer vision. PhD project description Deep learning has changed the scape of computer vision and artificial intelligence. Current research in these areas has shown the possibility of creating tools that are able to recognize thousands of objects, or automatically describe the content in an image. For example, Google Brain approach to automatic captioning is able to reliably describe many complex images using this basic queues. However, human understanding of images is far more elaborated. Humans do not [...]

Deep Learning a l’abast de tothom

2017-08-09T12:14:20+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|

Fotos del evento en este link A l’edició anual del World Economic Forum s’acaba de parlar de la quarta revolució industrial, marcada per avenços tecnològics com el Deep Learning, que ens canviarà la manera de viure, treballar, i fins i tot pensar. Però, què és el Deep Learning? El grup d'estudi de Machine Learning de Barcelona organitza un meetup el proper dilluns, 1 de febrer a les 19.00 h a la sala d’actes de la FIB  A5001 de l'edifici A5 del Campus Nord de la UPC. Sarà una jornada amb la presentació de la sessió per Aleix Ruiz de Villa, director de Data Science de La Vanguardia i expert en Machine Learning. A continuació tindrem la conferència “Life after Deep”, sobre com ha canviat l'escena de l'aprenentatge automàtic des [...]

Breve introducción práctica al Deep Learning con Tensorflow

2017-08-09T12:14:39+00:00 December 8th, 2015|

ACTUALIDAD: Nuevo libro sobre TensorFlow con el título  “HELLO WORLD EN TENSORFLOW para iniciarse en la programación del Deep Learning”, estará disponible para consultar en esta web a partir de su presentación el próximo lunes 1 de febrero. ¡Están todos invitados a la presentación! Versión en papel ya disponible en el portal lulu.com (y próximamente en el de amazon.com) y algunos ejemplares se podrán adquirir en la presentación. NOTA: La información contenida en esta  recopilación de les 8 post sobre TensorFlow  se ha actualizado y ampliado completamente en este nuevo libro.  A continuación tienen la recopilación de los 8 posts en este blog en el que he presentado una breve introducción práctica al paquete para programar Deep Learning llamado TensorFlow para aportar mi granito de arena en construir un punto de encuentro entre los Data Scientist, Data Engineers [...]