Big Data news and updates
Experts from LUCA analyse the state of Machine Learning in U-tad
In order to influence the need to develop responsible Machine Learning, four expert data scientists from LUCA will give this complete Master Class in interpreting the U-tad models. The experts will talk about the transparecncy of the models and how to interpret them, giving examples of models which are simply to interpret as well as models which are more difficult to interpret, and the dichotomy of the balance between performance and interpretability.
500 students delude themselves with new technologies
On the day of the Teleco Day Conference (UCAM), 500 high school students from different centres around the region came together with the objective of Antonio Pita, responsible for LUCA Consulting & Analytics, gave the inaugural conference in which he discussed the application of Data Science to sport to improve the performance of sportspeople, like in cycling o e-sports with the Sports Analytics area of LUCA.
See Artificial Intelligence as an opportunity
Telefonica’s AI ambassador Richard Benjamins addresses the common fears surrounding artificial intelligence. He explains these misconceptions to give a clear and fair commentary on the topic, using his expert opinion to address frequent concerns about AI including the taking over of jobs, the future, and data privacy.
Big Data is already a proveable reality
Luis Fernando Almansa, responsible for infrastructure and tools of LUCA, participated in the VII Night of Telecommunications of Castilla-La Mancha, where he shared the great possibilities Big Data offers to many companies. Now we have much more powerful tools to develop solutions that meet the needs of these companies and solve problems, turning them into data-driven companies.
The dangers of letting algorithms make decisions for you
Decisions previously taken by humans are today taken by artificial intelligence systems. The use of these systems can also lead to risks, as indicated by Richard Benjamins, AI & Data Ambassador at Telefónica, “data is a reflection of reality, if reality is prejudiced, the data is too”. Therefore, experts like R. Benjamins claim transparency and explanation of the training model and principles are responsible for the use of AI.
“Big data is necessary to be more efficient and improve productivity”
Richard Benjamins, AI & Data Ambassador at Telefónica, participated in the Big Data Valencia Congress, where,in this interview, he stressed the value of Big Data for society, in our mission to be more efficient and improve the productivity within a country; without forgetting its value to promote projects such as the Big Data for Social Good area of LUCA, digital education, the control of epidemics, responses to natural disasters and even to measure the air quality before emergency protocols due to contamination. This is the mission of the Big Data for Social Good area of LUCA.
Telefónica presents the third edition of its Data Science Awards
The 3rd edition of the Data Science Awards organized by Telefónica through LUCA and sponsored by Google Cloud was held. Among the more than 360 projects presented, Pablo López Álvarez has been awarded, as a prize for the best Data Scientist, Repsol with the best business initiative Big Data and Civio Foundation with award for the best journalistic data work, in addition to the honorable mentions in each of the categories.
Honda announces SMS campaigns with Movistar ads
The automotive company Honda has recently launched a series of campaigns to promote motorcycles with Movistar Ads, in which SMS is key. According to Natalia Perrone, from the Corporate Relations & Marketing area of Honda “we had several options, but the SMS results obtained a CTR that was much higher than the rest, thanks to Movistar Ads”.