Sessions Addressed to Schools: Mars Express (Jérémie Périn, 2023) BILBAO

Cinema and Science Series

Invited Scientists
Inma Hernaez (HITZ, UPV/EHU), Jon Sanchez (HITZ, UPV/EHU)
Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU - Mitxelena Auditorium, Bilbao
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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Sessions Addressed to Schools: Mars Express (Jérémie Périn, 2023) BILBAO
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In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker. On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet’s capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe.

The sesion will be hosted by members of HITZ research group specialized in Artificial Intelligence.

(Version: French; Subtitles: Basque; Presentation: Basque)

About the speaker

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Inma Hernáez holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, 1987) and a PhD in Signal and Communications from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (1995). She is currently Professor in the Department of Communications Engineering at the School of Engineering of Bilbao (UPV/EHU) and serves as a researcher at the Basque Centre for Language Technology (HiTZ Centre). Her research has been developed in the field of spoken language technologies, including the generation of artificial voices, audio recognition and transcription, as well as the identification of individuals based on their voice. She is mainly interested in the application of these technologies to address oral disabilities, with a special emphasis on developing resources and technologies for the Basque language. Her recent work has concentrated on facilitating the personalization of synthetic voices used in communication devices. Since 2014, he has been actively engaged in scientific and technological dissemination activities.

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Jon Sánchez is a Telecommunications Engineer at the UPV/EHU (2001), PhD in Telecommunications Engineering (2016) and Associate Professor of Telecommunications Systems in the Department of Communications Engineering at the Bilbao School of Engineering.
He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, oversees final degree projects, and collaborates as an evaluator with the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers. He also participates in educational cooperation by providing guidance for students’ business internships.
As a researcher in the Aholab group, Jon has contributed to over 20 research projects and published more than 40 scientific articles in the most important journals and conferences within his field, sometimes acting as a reviewer.
His primary research focus revolves around language technologies. Jon's work encompasses anti-spoofing techniques, the development of oral databases, personalized voices, and the creation of diverse resources and technologies specifically for the Basque language.