Tu primer programa de Inteligencia Artificial: resolver un Sudoku

February 27th, 2017|

Inteligencia Artificial y Póquer

February 6th, 2017|

Ocho cambios que transformarán a los humanos para siempre

January 15th, 2017|

Marenostrum pictures from a great photographer and a good friend

December 16th, 2016|

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!.

The importance of Supercomputing in Artificial Intelligence

December 13th, 2016|

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

Hierarchical Object Detection with Deep Reinforcement Learning

December 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

A new Supercomputer will arrive at Barcelona soon

November 29th, 2016|

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 [...]

Computación Cognitiva y CaixaBank

November 26th, 2016|

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

June 1st, 2016|

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 [...]

Machine Learning Meetup in Barcelona: 1000+ members!!!

May 24th, 2016|

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 [...]

Deep Learning at UPC with Oriol Vinyals & Joan Bruna

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)