24 03, 2015

Internet global como una nueva galaxia

2019-01-10T15:03:44+00:00March 24th, 2015|

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 [...]

19 03, 2015

2nd meeting of the Multimedia Big Data Computing Lab

2017-08-09T12:23:41+00:00March 19th, 2015|

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 [...]

12 03, 2015

Experiences of using NoSQL database for molecular dynamics simulations

2017-08-09T12:24:01+00:00March 12th, 2015|

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 [...]

10 03, 2015

Chef Watson vs Carme Ruscalleda: Cognitive Computing in the cuisine

2017-08-09T12:24:07+00:00March 10th, 2015|

  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% [...]

9 03, 2015

Talking about Cognitive Computing Platforms with Barcelona GSE Master Data Science Students

2017-08-12T16:05:48+00:00March 9th, 2015|

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 [...]

8 03, 2015

Ets un emprenedor?

2019-01-10T14:22:44+00:00March 8th, 2015|

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 [...]