Entering a new stage and professional challenge: taking time out from my roles of disseminator and advisor
Jordi Torres May 21st, 2016|
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 [...]
CaixaBank y el BSC investigarán la aplicación de la computación cognitiva a la innovación financiera
Esta semana en el BSC-CNS hemos podido materializar un primer acuerdo de colaboración con CaixaBank para promover conjuntamente el desarrollo de sistemas High-Performance Big-Data Analytics basados en Deep Learning para mejorar el servicio a sus clientes y optimizar la eficiencia operativa en sus servicios bancarios. Estoy extremadamente contento, es mi primer proyecto gestionado con mi rol de Senior Innovation Advisor del BSC-CNS. Espero contarles desde este blog futuros avances en los que podamos ganar todos. De momento más detalle lo pueden encontrar en nuestra nota de prensa.
This is great news for my book! It confirms that TensorFlow is a good choice for you too! For nearly four years, the open source Torch7 machine learning library has served as primary research platform at DeepMind. Now it is time of TensorFlow. You can know more details in this post at Google Research Blog.
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 [...]
Few hours ago Google announced his TensorFlow 0.8 that includes distributed computing support. As we already presented in this blog, distributed TensorFlow is powered by the high-performance gRPC library, which supports training on hundreds of machines in parallel according Google post. It complements the recent announcement of Google Cloud Machine Learning, which enables us to use the Google Cloud Platform. The post also announces that they have published a distributed trainer for the Inception image classification neural network in the TensorFlow models repository. The distributed trainer also enables us to scale out training using a cluster management system like Kubernetes from Google. Furthermore, once we have trained our model, we can deploy to production and speed up inference using TensorFlow Serving on Kubernetes. Beyond distributed Inception, the 0.8 release includes new libraries for defining our own distributed models. Using the distributed trainer, they trained the Inception network to 78% accuracy [...]
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