Like many other technologies, Blockchain is becoming very important, companies and institutions have implemented it in different solutions, so that they can benefit from Blockchain’s decentralization, traceability and security.
I’m very proud of the work done by AIR Institute. The researchers at AIR are creating an application that will predict the evolution of Coronavirus by means of a series of implemented Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence techniques.
I am very pleased to see that our laboratories have been authorised by the Carlos III Health Institute to do tests for Coronavirus detection and thus develop their own test models.
The industry has undergone significant changes since the first industrial revolution that began in the second half of the 18th century, up until today. The transformation has been remarkable and new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Robotic Automation, Machine Learning, Big Data and others make it possible to enter a new period; the fourth industrial revolution.
The concept of an intelligent, connected and sustainable city is becoming more advanced, according to the Smart City Index 2019. Cities like Singapore, Zurich, Oslo and in Spain; Bilbao, Madrid or Barcelona are within the ranking that evaluates the level of development and strategies for better energy efficiency, mobility or environmental impact. The main aim of a smart city is to contribute to a better quality of life of all its inhabitants.
The BISITE Research Group at the University of Salamanca and the IoT Digital Innovation Hub are coordinating the production of medical material that is so much in demand at the moment. This material will help in the fight against COVID-19. BISITE has the support of hundreds of volunteers, who have provided us with the material, advice and manpower required to make masks, gowns and face shields.