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IoT: The Power of Data at Telefónica

Written on June 17, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

“The MAGIC of IoT is converting knowledge into wisdom thanks to the exponential growth of data”-Luis Simón Gómez

Last 12th of June Luis Simón Gómez (Global New IoT and Innovation Manager) was at IE doing a great presentation about the Power of Data in IoT hosted by AI & Big Data Clubs.

It is already well-known the majority of data was collected during the last 2 years and now there’s enough data as if stored in DVD´s, we were able to go to the moon 23 times. Data shared in real time is expected to grow to 20% by 2025, which could mean each person would have almost 20 IoT devices.

Having a look at the IoT path: from the initial step sensors to finally obtaining the knowledge, we reviewed how through connectivity you can send a piece of reality to transform it into data, store it in a platform and convert that physical aspect in a piece of value to make better decisions.

IoT has many different layers so is still a complex ecosystem, besides there is a huge concerned regarding security. The weakest point in these end to end services is the device and that’s one of the reasons why Telefónica applies security and operational analytics to detect, using Artificial Intelligence, any abnormal behaviour and anomalies in the network.

There are seven verticals (use cases) in the IoT framework of Telefónica, they provide the whole end to end solution besides connectivity and data management. From B2B to B2C, we reviewed all of them having in mind data analytics: what happened, why and what will happen. All solutions are smart from: mobilityproviding deep understanding in real time of driver behaviour, consumption or use of panic button, to retail companies trying to understand customers behaviours in the physical store so as to create unique experiences. In Energy and Industry the added value comes when analysing energy consumption and optimization of processes to make better decisions and reduce costs. Regarding smart Cities: waste and traffic management as energy consumption are the fields most demanded by city councils.

Although B2C is not a big market yet many devices are installed in vehicles providing information of future breaks, status of components or location, as other solution offers tracking people (most used in centres for old people care).

Telefónica wants to satisfy specific needs and its developing those use cases to offer better services for those companies who want to invest on value proposition.

By: Julia Agostinho de Souza Barros


Transforming Education with A.I. and new technologies

Written on April 23, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional

Last week, in collaboration with the IE School of Human sciences and Technology and the IE business school, the AI club organised a visit to the WoW room of IE university. Launched in October 2016, the WoW room (Window on the World room) is a virtual classroom comprised of a 45 square meter video wall made up of 48 monitors arranged in a U-shape. This lecture theater simulates a face-to-face classroom environment, seamlessly allowing all students to interact with each other as if they were sitting in a real classroom.

The WoW Room takes IE’s commitment to technology immersion in learning environments to the next level. It provides students with a unique and highly-immersive virtual classroom experience that uses artificial intelligence, real time simulations and analytics, big data analysis, and interactive robots to provide both the students and professors (either a hologram or physically present) with a highly enriched learning experience. It can even run algorithms that recognize patterns in facial expressions to assess understanding and identify students’ emotional state and levels of attention. You can also have a look at a demo video of the WoW room by clicking on this link .

“The great thing about a virtual classroom is that your students are already in a digital format, which means you can run algorithms that recognize patterns in facial expressions to assess understanding and identify students’ emotional state and levels of attention in your class.” Professor Martin Boehm, dean of IE .

After the visit to the WoW room, a live demo of the new VR (Virtual Reality) center was presented to our student. The VR space is a place specially put in place for the students of IE University. It is located in Maria de Molina 4, 2nd floor and can be booked online. The VR space is designed for our student to experience Virtual reality through different applications. If you are studying at IE, make sure you check this place out.

This event allowed students to visit these special and innovative places while discovering the new dimensions of future online education as well as how AI and new technologies disrupt this industry.

Thanks to IE university for providing the demo to the IE AI Club!

#artificialintelligence #bigdata #machinelearning #robotics #ie

Léon Junique, MScFollow
MSc in Business Analytics and Big Data



Written on April 2, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional

On Wednesday, 27th March 2019; the IE AI Club hosted the Machine Learning for Fraud detection event session. Our speaker was Professor Jesus Prada an expert in Machine Learning -Sigesa and holds many credentials under his name such as Professor -IE School of Human Science & Technology, Teacher at DevAcademy, Freelance Data Scientist -Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Machine Learning Engineer, Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium and many more)

Professor Jesus Prada walked the audience through the fundamentals of Machine Learning, the importance of aspiring data scientist to be well-rounded & balance in computer science, business knowledge and Statistic and mathematics. He further presented on Data sources, Pre-processing data, Algorithm parameters, Machine Learning models analyses and Evaluation Metrics.

The audience remained engaged throughout the presentation & fascinated by such rich knowledge.

Jesus Prada further elaborated on a very important concept in Machine learning ‘Accuracy Vs Interpretability trade-off’
“In Machine Learning, the most accurate models tend to be the most complex ones, for this reason, best models are usually the less interpretable ones”

This event was indeed enriching and captivating. Stay tuned with the AI Club for our upcoming events!



Written on March 4, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional

Last Tuesday the AI Club promoted the first AIcebreaker of the year. The audience had a chance to meet the coordinators and take part in a debate about applications of AI in different industries in a casual atmosphere.

This year, we invited Konstantina Valogianni, Information Systems professor at IE Business School. She holds a PhD in Information Systems, specialized in machine learning. Her research focuses on utilizing machine learning and analytical modeling to enable sustainable societies, e.g., facilitating a proper electric vehicle integration in smart grids coupled with renewable generation. Konstantina gave us an overview of several branches of Machine Learning, discussed its limitations, and showcased successful applications of ML such as the development of Natural Language Processing and facial recognition systems with Deep Learning.

At the end, attendees played a crossword game about the world of AI. We would like to thank Konstantina for joining us. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! We’ll keep promoting interesting events in the next months, so stay tuned.

Julia Agostinho de Souza Barros

President of IE AI Club


AI, Strategy and Human Development. IE AI Club

Written on January 28, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional

On Wednesday, January 23rd, the IE AI Club hosted in collaboration with the IE Big Data Club, our first event of 2019, focused on AI, Strategy and Human Development. Our speaker was Héctor Sanchez Montenegro, National Technology Officer of Microsoft Spain. We had an amazing turnout, with more than 70 attendees from our existing members and a lot of new members from the IMBA, MIM, and other IE programmes.

Héctor Sanchez’s presentation walked the audience through the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well the different types of AI available to us at the moment, predictions about the future, and Microsoft’s stance and product developments, when it comes to Artificial Intelligence.

Hector elaborated on the differences between classic software development compared to machine learning algorithms, and how neural networks were designed to simulate the interconnections between human neurons.

The presentation walked us through the early ages of artificial intelligence, the current focus on machine learning and the upcoming future of deep learning, as well as the reasons that artificial intelligence developments have accelerated lately.

The audience remained engaged throughout the presentation and also had the chance to hear about the current debates about the impact on humans, the ethics of AI, and some potential predictions about the future of artificial intelligence.

According to Héctor,

The question is not: what can Artificial Intelligence do?
The question is: what should Artificial Intelligence do?

The IE AI Club would like to thank our members for being active in the Club’s activities, and to welcome the new cohorts and the new members to the club!

Don’t forget that we will be participating in the Club Fair on the 4th of February and we hope to see you there.

Stay tuned for more things to come in 2019! We’re organising a lot of exciting new events and speakers!

If you participated at the event and would like to have access to the presentation, please email us with your request at
There were several questions from the audience that went unanswered because of time restrictions, please email us any questions you might have for Héctor, and we’ll make sure to consolidate them and get back to you with his responses.

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