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 [...]

First Steps with KERAS

2017-10-24T17:40:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|

First steps with KERAS 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. This post provides a fast-paced introduction to the KERAS API required to follow the DLAI Labs (Master Course at UPC - Autumn 2017). I will teach the part of DLAI course that will cover the basic principles of deep learning from computational perspectives. In this part we will review the basics of KERAS, a high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of [...]

Getting started with DLAI course labs

2017-10-04T12:20:07+00:00 September 15th, 2017|

Getting Started With DLAI Course Labs 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. This post provides a fast-paced introduction to the basic technologies and knowledge required to follow the DLAI Labs (Master Course at UPC - Autumn 2017). I will teach the part of DLAI course that will cover the basic principles of deep learning from computational perspectives. In this part we will review the latests advances in computing platforms, system middleware and DL frameworks required for current [...]

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 [...]

Inteligencia Artificial: Aplicaciones que lo adivinan todo

2017-11-11T13:49:10+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Hace unos dias en La Vanguardia apareció un excelente artículo titulado “Aplicaciones que lo adivinan todo” para el que me llamo Albert Molins  para contrastar alguna ideas mientras lo estaba escribiendo.  Siempre es un placer hablar con Albert. Soy consciente que esta vez la notícia llega un poco tarde a este blog que audita mis actividades, pero me cogió haciendo un receso obligado para cargar pilas.   Les dejo adjunto transcripción del texto en castellano y a continuación en catalán del diario LA VANGUARDIA.   Aplicaciones que lo adivinan todo Identifican todo tipo de cosas, pero también obtienen información sobre los usuarios Los más veteranos seguro que recuerdan a Akinator, el genio de la web. Una página donde un genio nos pedía que pensáramos en un personaje, real o no, que él [...]

BSC at the 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

2017-11-11T13:41:17+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

The 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is over.   CVPR'2017 is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops, the best meeting point for students, academics and industry researchers in this area. This year Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence were the focus of the conference, an this was the reason why BSC-CNS  has been present with contributions in two workshops: Disentangling Motion, Foreground and Background Features in Videos: Our model and source code are publicly available at this https URL  The paper that contains the detailed contribution can be downloaded from arxiv repository. SalGAN: Visual Saliency Prediction with Generative Adversarial Networks: Our model and source code are publicly available at this https URL .  The shorter extended abstract presented as spotlight in the CVPR 2017 Scene [...]

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

2017-11-11T13:50:48+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 [...]

Intel.ligència Artificial a can Barça

2017-11-11T14:08:27+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

Ahir vaig participar a la jornada de formació interna "Ciència i Tecnologia aplicada", dirigida a directius de l'àrea d'innovació i cos tècnic del FC Barcelona, parlant d'Intel·ligència Artificial. A la sessió també va participar Josep Lladós, director del Centre de Visió per Computador (CVC)  i José Ignacio Latorre, catedràtic de Física Quàntica de la Universitat de Barcelon. Fantàstiques presentacions les d'en Josep i en José Ignacio. Escoltant-los, un se n'adona del molt que sempre queda per aprendre. Espero que la gent del Barça en tragués valor dels continguts de la jornada. Gràcies per convidar al BSC-CNS. Tal com em vaig comprometre adjunt (una mica tard;-)) les transparències de la presentació. També adjunto unes fotos que em va for l'Anna Escoda del BSC-CNS. Gràcies Anna. Artificial Intelligence [...]