La revista F. (La Revista del Foment) incluye en su última edición un artículo con el título "Internet global como una nueva galaxia" que me pidió su director, el escritor Valentí Puig. El encargo era, partiendo de como es la Internet actual, hacer una breve reflexión de hacia donde va con la llegada del Cognitive Computing (aunque sin mencionar [...]
The last Spark Summit 2015 was held in New York. Matei Zaharia and their team have done such a great job fostering an active Apache Spark ecosystem: BSC presented part of our current work: "Multi-modal big data analysis within the Spark ecosystem in BCN". Enclosed you will find the presentation.
I was invited to attend to the 2nd meeting of the Multimedia Big Data Computing Lab (MBDCLab), chaired by Ruben Tous, a senior research member in our team. The meeting took place on Monday 16th, at UPC Campus Nord. The MBDCLab is an ad-hoc interest group of people working on topics related to distributed computing systems that enable massive [...]
On March 4-6 of 2015 Roger went to Turku, in Finland to present part of our work involving Cassandra at the 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (PDP 2015). This time he presented the experiences we could gather from the comparison of managing life sciences data from the BSC department in traditional flat files, with [...]
In 2011 IBM Watson computer defeated two of Jeopardy's greatest champions (on the television quiz show Jeopardy) and won fame as the artificially intelligent computer system that won $1 million for whipping former Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Since then, acording Mike Rhodin (senior vice president of IBM Watson) Watson supercomputer has become 24 times faster and smarter, 90% smaller, with a 2,400% [...]
Last week I gave a conference to Master Data Science students at Barcelona Graduated School of Economics. We started talking about Big Data, the newest and one of the most exciting technologies currently available to business and society. We pay attention that the technology is often so subtle that people have no idea that big data is actually helping make their lives easier. The talk was [...]
Des de fa temps que vinc parlat d'emprenedoria, tant en aquest bloc com en les meves assignatures. Un tema que m'engresca perquè el considero de valor i que sens dubte als meus alumnes els hi agrada parlar-ne. Però a diferència de conceptes tecnològics habituals, quan intento emmarcar el tema i cerco una definició de partida, m'és difícil definir en poques [...]