Much to my regret, the book won`t be finished in time for Saint George`s Day (Dia de san Jordi), which we celebrate in Barcelona with the book and the rose. However, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate this Saint George`s Day by sharing with you what we have completed to date; the index and contents of the first chapter. From then on, I will share chapters as and when they are finished. By September, you should have the whole book on your shelves at home!
I have partially stopped my blog and my outreach activity since a few weeks ago. The reason is, that during the free time that my academic and research activity allows me, I have started to write a new book about Deep Learning. The book is in Spanish and will appear on September 10th. In a few days I will start to share my progress through my blog, and I will advance drafts of the content as I complete parts of the book. In this way, those who are interested in the subject, already have it at their disposal and can send me their comments if they think it appropriate.
My motivation to work on this huge project comes from the fact that several of my contacts have repeatedly pointed out to me that all the documentation they find about Deep Learning is in English, which is an additional entry barrier for some of them. They are lacking an introductory book in Spanish, in order to facilitate their initiation into this subject, which is in itself, difficult for beginners to access. For this reason, the book is only intended to be an introduction to Deep Learning, currently one of the most active areas in the field of artificial intelligence.
The material that I am preparing is not an exhaustive treatise. It is aimed at a reader who has knowledge of programming , but has not yet had the opportunity to begin with the concepts of this new technology that is revolutionizing everything, particularly the IT sector. For this reason, the book is eminently practical and the theoretical-mathematical part has been reduced as much as possible.
Those who know me, know that something that has always motivated me, is to contribute by being the proverbial spark that lights the fire and awakens minds, in order to be prepared for the changes that our society faces, in the wake of the impact of technologies such as artificial intelligence in general and Deep Learning in particular. Let’s see if I can do my bit with this book!