4- ORDENADORES QUE APRENDAN: El “big data” ha concentrado la atención en la informática los últimos años, pero el foco se traslada al “machine learning", un nuevo paso en la inteligencia artificial Hoy en el MAGAZINE de La Vanguardia, Marta Ricart (con fantásticas fotos de Cristina Reche) ha hecho un excelente reportaje titulado LA CIENCIA TIENE UN PLAN PARA CAMBIAR LA HUMANIDAD con las prioridades de la ciencia para las próximas décadas que pueden cambiar radicalmente a la humanidad. En el artículo se "ha hecho una lista con unos ámbitos de investigación en los que trabajan muchos científicos, a los que se destina gran inversión o que son un desafío para la humanidad y cuyos avances supondrán, en todos los casos, grandes cambios": Reescribir la genética Materiales Inéditos [...]
Last week Adrià, a good friend and former student of the FIB, visited the chapel of Marenostrum. Among many of his skills, he is a great photographer. I attached here some of his pictures of the visit. Great job, right? You can find more information about Adrià's work in his flirk web page. As you can deduce Adrià is the author of the new picture of my personal web page. Thank you Adrià!.
Today I gave a talk about the importance of Supercomputing in the area of Artificial Intelligence as keynote at #27 CO-SESSION ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINES event organised by co-society. Attached you will find the slides of today's talk. In the past, a lot of companies wished they had started thinking earlier about their Internet strategy. I think in a few years from now there will be a number of companies that wish they had started thinking earlier about their AI strategy. I hope that you are not one of these companies. The importance of Supercomputing in Artificial Intelligence from Barcelona Tech UPC - Barcelona Supercomputer Center BSC
This week, Barcelona hosts the 30th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016), a machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations and oral and poster presentations. It covers topics ranging from deep learning and computer vision to cognitive science and reinforcement learning. NIPS is one of the top Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence conferences in the world: 6,000 attendees at #NIPS2016 in Barcelona with a sold out weeks before start date. NIPS has become the academic and industry AI conference, growing near-exponentially over the past decade and local mass media don't pay attention to the event , incredible!. Tickets for the main conference, despite nearly doubling in quantity since last year, sold out more than 6 weeks before the event. Tomorrow, December 9th, we will present our contribution in hierarchical object detection with deep [...]
EN BSC-CNS has just approved the purchase of a new supercomputer that will have a performance capacity of 13, 7 Petaflop/s and will be located in the Torre Girona chapel, home to its predecessors, the MareNostrum 1, 2 and 3. Marenostrum 4 will have two distinct parts. The general purpose element will have 48 racks with more than 3,400 nodes with next generation Intel Xeon processors and a central memory of 390 Terabytes. Its peak power will be over 11 Petaflop/s. The second element of MareNostrum 4 will be formed of clusters of three emerging technologies that will be added and updated as they become available. These are technologies currently being developed in the US and Japan to accelerate the arrival [...]
Hoy ha salido publicado en el blog de CaixaBank una entrevista a raíz del proyecto que tenemos con CaixaBank sobre cognitive computing en su blog. Vivim en un mar de dades. Per fer-se una idea de la magnitud, només cal prestar atenció a l’estudi elaborat per l’escola de negocis OBS Business School sobre Big Data el 2015 (dades del 2014): en un minut es generen 4,1 milions de cerques a Google, s’escriuen 347.000 tuits i 3,3 milions d’actualitzacions a Facebook, es pugen més de 100 hores de vídeo a YouTube i s’escolten 32.000 hores de música en streaming. En total, en un minut es transfereixen més de 1.570 terabytes d’informació. Davant d’aquesta marea de “dades”, què en podem fer? Aquest és l’interrogant que es plantegen molts experts i que ha portat a la [...]
Entering a new stage and professional challenge: taking time out from my roles of disseminator and advisor
ES Como ya comenté en este post la semana pasada, después de regresar del cónclave sobre Machine Learning en Cádiz, una de las razones estimulantes para pertenecer al BSC-CNS es que siempre hay algo nuevo que aprender con el fin de responder a un mundo de cambios muy rápidos como en el que vivimos. Ahora debo añadir, que no sólo es posible estar siempre aprendiendo cosas nuevas, sino que en el BSC-CNS también es un entorno ideal para emprender nuevas actividades. Probablemente recuerden el post con el que empecé el año con mi propósito de año nuevo: "2016: estoy en el proceso de reinventarme en investigación". Y en esta misma línea, me ha llegado el momento de empezar un estimulante nuevo reto profesional [...]
The seminar is full! Thank you for your acceptance, exciting news for us!. We are planning a new edition next January. UPDATE: Set of 25 slides available from our Summer Seminar web page: Summer Seminar Deep Learning for Computer Vision 2016 at ETSETB TelecomBCN UPC.
I am very glad to inform you that we were awarded with the prestigious new tag “1000+ members”!!!!! The Grup d’Estudis de Machine Learning de Barcelona (GEMLeB - Machine Learning meetup in Barcelona), is an organization devoted to understand, discover and promote the use of Machine Learning in Barcelona, through an informal environment. As many other machine learning meetups, regular meetings are organized with a two-fold objective: learn about machine learning (from experiences, applications to algorithms, models and theory) and meet people with similar interest to build a wide and supporting community. If you ever come to Barcelona and want to meet the community, please do not hesitate to contact us! On behalf of the organisers, thank you for your support to this meetup! Aleix Ruiz De Villa, Anna [...]
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)
One of the great things at BSC-CNIS is that there's always something new to learn in order to respond to a fast-paced world; you can't really fall into a set routine if the goal of the center is to be always ahead. It is true that my role has changed: I don't write code that ends up with packages at BSC-CNS, I have a higher-level view, however spend some time learning is mandatory. For Computer Science department at BSC-CNS it is important to gradually go beyond the supercomputing architectures and runtimes research habitual fields. We have been recently incorporated new threads of research in the execution middleware’s for big data arena. However my goal at BSC-CNS is to make a step forward and include in our research roadmap platforms for Machine Learning on [...]
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 [...]