CBS in the day of the OTD on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

CBS in the day of the OTD on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

CBS attends the day of the OTD on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence brings together many professionals and SMEs before a large cast of speakers

The College of Civil Engineers, has welcomed this morning a conference on ‘Big Data and Artificial Intelligence’, within the activities organized as Office of Digital Transformation.

This appointment was presented by the Secretary General of the College of Civil Engineers, José Javier Díez Roncero, who during his speech wanted to highlight the global figures of participants in the workshops and workshops organized by the OTD.

“This initiative was inaugurated last December and since then, we have organized four informative days and four workshops, in which almost 1,000 members and assistants have participated in person and more than 2,000 through streaming.

In total, more than 3,000, “said the secretary general.

In his speech, he also pointed out the intention of the College, within these initiatives, to hold “specific days related to our sector, in everything related to decision-making.

We will do some event related to water and public works, in everything that has to do with the design, exploitation and execution of the works “.

The next to intervene has been the former general director of the Multisectorial Association of Companies of Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Content (AMETIC), María Teresa Gómez.

In his opinion, “the future is already here, it is the present and we are not able to perceive it, as such.

Artificial intelligence is related and involved in the day to day of companies and consumers. “

In his speech, he highlighted the impact of digitization on the country’s GDP.

“The digital economy has a strong impact on increasing productivity.

But it also means a great change in labor relations.

80% of the current positions will not exist in the near future, “he said.

In this sense, he recalled that “every time there are more positions that are not covered in Spain because there is no knowledge: 100,000, in our country; 500,000, in Europe.

You have to change the chip and educate citizens in another way.

The reality in Spain is worrisome, we are not learning what is happening unlike other countries, such as Portugal, where the government is leading a series of transformations that are making the country rapidly digitize.

In Spain, 95% of companies are SMEs and have a terrible disorientation “.

María Teresa Gómez has acknowledged that digital initiatives are being carried out, “but they are disconnected from the corporate strategy and the rest of the company’s departments.

This is not about technology, but about a paradigm shift.

You have to train the staff you have, because the job market does not produce these professionals.

You have to be strategic and you have to be fast and in Spain we are not being.

It is necessary to overcome risk aversion and carry out a State pact, because, at present, Spain is being a consumer and not an actor in this matter “.

In his presentation, he stressed that “6 out of 10 Spanish companies are committed to artificial intelligence.

The problem in them is that intelligence goes on one side and technology on the other.

Lack of an overall vision to change the functioning of companies. “

Finally, he has summarized the challenges of big data.

The first one refers to the integration of data, a good storage capacity with reduced budgets.

The second is aimed at data architects to shield support from malicious queries and programs with highly volatile workloads.

The third is the development of applications that can provide a variety of functions to the end user to execute, analyze and explore the autonomous and practical information.

And the fourth, in terms of security, this technology must be compatible with the standards used by the technology of the companies, “he concluded.

After this participation, a round table was held, moderated by Víctor Izquierdo, Advisor in Digital Transformation of the School, in which Manuel Jiménez, director of the Laboratory of Arithmetic Intelligence and Big Data in Grant Thornton Spain; Javier Colmenarejo, Blockchain & amp; IoT Innovation Manager at Talentum Advanced Technology Service; and Jesús González, Professor of Sciences and Artificial Intelligence of the UNED.

Manuel Jimenez explained that when there are big data processes there is usually an artificial intelligence process that helps to understand and process that information, drawing conclusions quickly.

Jesús González Boticario has affirmed that we all depend on big data because “we are all immersed in these data, we must consider them in any case”.
Javier Colmenarejo has referred to the importance of the culture of big data, “the ability we have to process data and be able to apply artificial intelligence.”

Experts have agreed that the first step is to lose the fear of the complexity of these technologies and identify the cases of use of these techniques, that is, how the data will help us.

Manuel Jiménez added that the investment that must be made is not very large but that the start of these processes requires the help of specialized companies.

Javier Colmenarejo has focused on “orienting towards treating and giving value to the data”.

And Gonzalez Boticario said that “technology is being democratized and must be at the service of the person, we must focus on people and the company.”

Once the processes are identified, we must see the data sources, said Javier Colmenarejo.

Regarding the specialists, initial support is necessary, but in the end we will all learn to use these techniques, according to González Boticario.

And Manuel Jiménez, for his part, has referred to the importance of identifying the return on investment and the term of that return.

In addition, the moderator has put the open data policy and the utility of open data on the table.

Experts have highlighted its usefulness when it comes to “start and train”, since they are a good tool because they are real and their credibility supports them.

The problem with open data is that a lot of data is hung without working, “raw”.

Finally, the topic of social aspects that may be affected by these technologies has been discussed.

Manuel Jiménez has highlighted the usefulness of data for decision making by professionals and has mentioned the appearance of different roles as the result of process automation.

Javier Colmenarejo has stated that it is necessary to be clear about your objectives when implementing these processes and, from there, “you have to have an ability to adapt more than there is until now”.

According to the expert, “these processes provide more possibilities than risks”. Gonzalez Boticario, meanwhile, has pointed out that “the important thing is the person, AI techniques will replace what is replaceable and automatable, something I see positively, because people can learn new techniques and develop new capabilities.”