According to Carlos, 80% of the time spent on a Data Science project is used for analysing data in order to obtain valuable information that can help when making decisions.
The binomial of IoT and Data Science is used to improve public services, detect and solve problems and prevent them from happening again.
Carlos was particularly optimistic about the use of Python as the optimal programming language when working with big quantities and different types of data, due to its ease of use, its versatility and its efficiency. The possibilities it offers in terms of the visual representation of data is another determining factor when choosing Python over other programming languages. Being able to present information in a graph is essential in order to efficiently interpret it.
Their presentation, “How to make Google prepare your coffee in the morning”, served as a general review of the history of virtual assistants and how important certain aspects, such as improvements in usability, tactile interfaces or advances in natural interaction, have been for their development. As developers, the most important thing for Borja and Jon is not to think about the user, but the put the user at the centre of the process.
It’s no coincidence that a significant part of company resources within this sector are focused on the development and optimisation of vocal interfaces. Virtual assistants are constantly improving; they’re increasingly more complex and offer a greater number of functionalities. In fact, both developers are currently working on their own virtual assistant, which they’ve named Mozo.
The user’s voice, tone, pronunciation and identity are all key when designing a voice assistant. The virtual assistant should not only be able to recognise a voice, but also identity who is speaking. Otherwise, the user’s security and privacy remain at risk.
One of their main objectives was to achieve zero-clock interactions, where the inputs received by the virtual assistant are only through voice commands.
The meetup was a success and the best way possible to celebrate IoTDay; with valuable and informative content. As always, the presentations were followed by a quick Q&A and a networking session in which the speakers and attendees could pick each others brains.
Thanks to MIOTI, Collisions Projects, aTSistemas, THECUBE Madrid and Unlimiteck for their collaboration.