Biotechnology is a science that fuses biology and technology, and has applications in a number of sectors, such as medicine, pharmaceutics and agriculture, providing solutions to different social problems.

Technologies like artificial intelligence offer the possibility of conducting research more efficiently, with data and information that humans would not be able to analyse in a short period of time. In our projects we use tools such as Deep Intelligence to be able to boost the development and creation of our products. This software provides systems for the capture and representation of all types of data, facilitating the application of AI and ML algorithms, and enabling us to create dashboards and add different types of graphs, reducing our development time by 80%.

Thus, new technologies are powerful tools that can be used to find solutions to specific diseases. A study conducted by Emerj in the United States revealed that the application of AI in the health sector is expected to increase by over 50% between now and 2025. This will undoubtedly allow for more precise diagnoses and for the creation of less invasive treatments, all with the aim of guaranteeing a better quality of life. 

Here is a video in which I delve a little deeper into artificial intelligence, you can also see a clip of my appearance at the inauguration of the 12meses CuidándoT programme, promoted by the Salamanca Institute for Biomedical Research (IBSAL)

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.