LLMs are the new version of nuclear power.

I continue reading about LLMs and the potential power it has. And I have the feeling the LLMs are the new version of Nuclear Power. I would summarize the current situation as this: Many people is astonished about the potential of these technologies, but almost nobody is thinking about the consequences of it (few people). … Read more

LLMs and jobs good or bad?

During the last months there is a great debate about the disruption of LLMs (large language models) and the impact on many fields. One of these fields is jobs. You can read comments in basically 2 directions: Ok, good, on this context, I do not how to react, I still have not a strong opinion … Read more

Amazon Tours

Today I did the virtual tour offered by Amazon. In Spain is an event where you visit some sections of Barcelona, Madrid and Sevilla fulfilment centers. It’s very interesting for understanding some basic things about how the work is divided, structured and industrialized to the limit. You just see what’s being done in the fulfilment … Read more

Deep learning evolution

Evolution happens in different waves of diffusion and deep learning is not an exception. I add this time-line to remind how it evolved, and how the co-evolution of technology has been necessary to enable to end the “neural winter” lived during almost 20 years.

Team sport experience

I have practiced sport since I was a kid, I was full of energy and my mother did not know what to do with that, so she engaged me in different sports all Septembers till I told her: I want to continue playing basketball next season. When I started to work in a company, at … Read more

Solvay conference in 1927

Solvay Conferences in 1927, which had an amazing 17 Nobel Prize laureates attending. The event has been called “the most intelligent picture ever taken in human history”. Back row: Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Édouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrödinger, Jules-Émile Verschaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph H. Fowler, Léon Brillouin ; Middle … Read more

Customized objects

Old times rituals From the time I was working on major projects for an engineering company, at the end of the project, a manager used to show up with boxes full of mugs, for the members of the project. Depending on the project, to have one of these mugs was something important or something embarrassing. … Read more