null Ponencia de Darío Gil (galardonado con el Premio FIUM 2020)

Ponencia de Darío Gil (galardonado con el Premio FIUM 2020)

Darío Gil


El próximo día 30 de septiembre, a las 16:00 y mediante videoconferencia, tendremos el honor de entregar el premio FIUM 2020 al Dr. Darío Gil, Director de IBM Research a nivel mundial, debido a su enorme importancia en el mundo de la informática. Además, se da la circunstancia de que es murciano de nacimiento. 

Después de la entrega del Premio FIUM 2020, disfrutaremos de una conferencia (en español).  La ponencia podrá seguirse a través de en este enlace.

Título: What’s Next in Computing – Powering the Era of Accelerated Discovery"

We are witnessing two revolutions. Intersecting and converging classical computing with the two analog compute paradigms – AI and quantum computing – creates unseen compute power – both in terms of performance but more importantly for solving problems so far deemed unsolvable. This compute convergence in turn powers a second revolution in scientific discovery enabling its massive acceleration.

In the first part of this presentation, we will share the recent breakthroughs and expected future advances for each of the three computing technologies: classical computing (bits), AI algorithms and hardware (neurons), and quantum computing (qubits). In particular, we will reveal our 3-year roadmap for IBM Quantum.

The second part will describe a new approach to scientific discovery aiming at a tenfold acceleration. We will illustrate how the advances in computing and the compute paradigm convergence is enabling specifically rapid materials discovery which is essential to society and virtually all industries. IBM Research’s 5in5 predictions will give examples of 5 high-impact materials predicted to be created in the next 5 years.

We will close with a broader reflection on the urgency of science and the needed infusion of scientific thinking into all areas of society. In an uncertain world, learning from the past will not suffice. Discovery in general and in science specifically will enable us to prepare for and cope with the unexpected.”


Dr. Darío Gil is the Director of IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. He is the 12th Director in its 75-year history.

IBM Research is composed of over 3,000 researchers at 19 locations on six continents advancing the future of computing. Dr. Gil leads innovation efforts at IBM, directing research strategies in areas including AI, cloud, quantum computing, and exploratory science. Under his leadership IBM was the first company in the world to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the cloud.

An advocate of collaborative research models, Dr. Gil co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, which advances fundamental AI research to the broad benefit of industry and society. He also co-chairs the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, which provides access to the world’s most powerful high-performance computing resources in support of COVID-19 research.
Dr. Gil is a Trustee of the New York Hall of Science, and is a member of the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dr. Gil received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.