We have all heard about the changes in the musical industry, especially the ones affecting distribution. Recently, the possibility of a surprising new change has appeared that affects creation: virtual singers, also known as Vocaloids.
When they first appeared, search engines were a revolution in internet navigation, but nowadays we ask them for a lot more. Informatics Engineers from different areas of specialization contribute to improve these sites.
Informatics can provide new and creative tools for education. "Personatges en joc" is an initiative of the Catalan government and UPC that aims to teach children about Catalan historic figures with the use of videogames.
Andrés and Horacio are two young entrepreneurs who graduated from FIB in 2009. They are currently CEOs for their company Social Point, dedicated to develop videogames for Facebook. The FIB alumni association Cercle Fiber has given them a mention for their work as entrepreneurs.
The best known application of supercomputing is simulation, especially in areas like health and meteorology. Simulpast is a project that applies the power of the Marenostrum supercomputer to recreate historical events.
During the graduation ceremony for those who finished their degree in 2010 Ignacio Sala, founding member of the Spanish travelling and entertainment website atrapalo.com, offered his point of view on how informatics has changed the travelling sector. Discover what he talked about.
Nowadays, the world is changing constantly, and this fact affects universities. Some studies have proved that having a university degree is not enough for a graduate to find a job anymore, because companies want to know a lot more about their candidates. This is why, within the new EHEA framework, the idea of "Generic Competences" has appeared.
In the year 1997, a computer was able to win a chess game against the worldwide champion. The evolution of this concept is now named Watson and is able to compete against humans in the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, no matter the natural language and puns involved.