14/02/2018 · 08:20
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.
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.
25/08/2017 · 14:31
Aprovechando las vacaciones, he hecho una lista todos los programas de Longitud de Onda, espacio de Radio Clásica, en donde he tenido la suerte de colaborar. Ha sido una gran experiencia donde he aprendido mucho sobre divulgación científica y cómo hablar por la radio, lo cual no es uno de mis fuertes. Creo que se nota bastante el cambio entre el primer y el último programa, así que ¡gracias a Yolanda y Fernando por la confianza!.
¡Aquí los tenéis!
01/03/2017 · 09:42
I have been collaborating for a while now on the edition of a Special Issue at IEEE Multimedia Magazine, which gathers state-of-the-art research on multimedia methods and technologies aimed at enriching music performance, production and consumption.
I have had the change to co-edit this issue with my colleagues Cynthia Liem (TU Delft, The Netherlands) and George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria, Canada), and I am very happy with the outcomes.
It is the second time I act as a co-editor for a journal (the first one was at JNMR and related to computational ethnomusicology) and I learnt a lot from the process. Editors have to asure good submissions, good reviews and recommendations, keeping the coherence and theme that we wanted to give as a message to our community. Yes: access, distribution and experiences in music are changing with new technologies. I am very happy with the outcomes! Check our editorial paper here, and the full issue here.
And I love the design!