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Interview at ACM SIGMM Records and the need for interdisciplinary research

The March Issue (Vol.10, Issue 1) of ACM SIGMM Records (News for the Multimedia Community) is out and it includes an interview of myself for the interdisciplinary column, kindly chaired by Cynthia Liem and Jochen Huber.

It is awesome already that there is an interdisciplinary column at SIGMM, recognising the challenges and also the potential of interdisciplinary research and insights as a way to have a comprehensive understanding, in this case, of multimedia computing. I was very pleased to ask questions about my experience in the MIR field and about diversity and interdisciplinarity.

You can read the interview and other interesting content here.

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Presentación en Andalucía Digital Week 2018

El lunes tuve la oportunidad de presentar el proyecto HUMAINT con la charla “La influencia de los algoritmos en nuestras mentes y en nuestras decisiones” en la primera edición de Andalucía Digital Week , un evento que nace para visibilizar el sector de las TICs en Andalucía como punto de encuentro de empresas, administración y la sociedad. Entre las iniciativas más interesante está la jornada WOMANDIGITAL que visibiliza el papel de las mujeres en la transformación digital. No dejéis de firmar el manifiesto que hay en la web!!!

En mi intervención presenté el proyecto HUMAINT que lidero dentro del Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre de la Comisión Europea, en el que estudiaremos el impacto que tendrá la inteligencia artificial en el comportamiento humano, principalmente en la toma de decisiones y en nuestras capacidades cognitivas. Fue muy interesante presentar por primera vez en Sevilla el proyecto y tener comentarios muy interesantes de los asistentes, con la pena de que justo al acabar me tuve que ir volando para el aeropuerto. Aquí hay algunas fotos que se pusieron en twitter!

 

 

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Interview with Tara Chklovski from Iridescent Learning

Las December I had the chance to virtually meet Tara Chklovski, who is the CEO of Iridescent Learning,  a science education nonprofit organization in the United States.

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Their mission, according to their website, is “to empower the world´s underrepresented young people, especially girls, through engineering and technology to become innovators and leader”.

They just launched (with AAAI, a leading organization in Artificial Intelligence) — the first, global Curiosity Machine AI Family Challenge – a two-stage competition for 20,000 underserved 3rd-8th grade students and parents (especially mothers) to use AI technologies and tools (sensors, data analysis tools) to solve problems in their communities (along the tracks of health, energy, food, transportation, education, public safety and civic engagement).

Of course, I thought: “what a wonderful mission and challenges!” How can I help? So she proposed me to do an interview where I could provide my thoughts on AI and its impact, targeting this particular audience.

 

It took me some weeks to complete it, as I have been very busy moving to another city, but I managed to answer the questions I hope in an interesting way. I hope this can also help to disseminate our research community, ISMIR, and its efforts to increase inclusion and variety, WiMIR, which I am very proud to contribute to.

I hope you like the interview, which can be found here.

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La NASA rinde homenaje a sus heroínas invisibles

Es el título de un artículo aparecido hoy en la Vanguardia y escrito por Josep Corbella, en el que se refiere a la película ‘Figuras ocultas’, la cual rememora el papel de mujeres clave en la carrera espacial. En él he tenido la suerte de poder aportar mi granito de area desde el punto de vista de la ingeniería, donde el porcentaje de mujeres es incluso menor si cabe que en otros ámbitos científicos.

Podéis leer el artículo aquí.

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