Last week, the first MAPI FEDS event took place.  The Santo Domingo Educational Foundation has invited me to present a conference on Artificial Intelligence and its impacts on the area of education.

Over the course of the conference, we have learned about the evolution of AI and about how it is changing our history, making our life easier and more secure, etc. We also found out about different approaches to teaching and saw how Artificial Intelligence is facilitating the creation of intelligent educational systems, such as AI tutors. In addition, we have analysed the aspects of Explainable AI and Fair AI. We have also seen how Deep Intelligence can be used to create intelligent systems quickly and efficiently, and how this technology can help teach people to use AI.


During the conference, some highly innovative projects have been presented, which have been carried out by the teachers at the schools of the Santo Domingo Educational Foundation. Nowadays, it is very important that young people learn by innovating and that they may do it through new technologies, in well-equipped labs and with the support of well-prepared teachers.

Discovery learning is the key to fostering an innovative and inquisitive spirit in the classrooms. The Santo Domingo Foundation are determined to achieve this and they know how to go about it. Congratulations for your hard work, you’re on the right track!!



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.