The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and its Application on Media (ISAIAM 2022) was held this weekend. The event, organised by Xijing University and co-organised by the AEIC Academic Exchange Centre, was held virtually from 10 to 12 June. Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group and president of the AIR Institute, participated as a speaker to present some of the uses and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it has been key to the development of the projects of our research group.

The conference focused on the research fields of artificial intelligence and intelligent media, in addition to providing experts, academics, engineers from different universities, research institutes and companies with a platform for sharing academic research results, exploring cutting-edge engineering issues and discussing current opportunities and challenges. To promote international cooperation and communication and the industrialisation of scientific research results.

Application of AI in BISITE projects

Juan Manuel Corchado has presented several projects that we are developing in BISITE. As a research group, we are specialised in the development of artificial intelligence tools and we work in different areas such as biomedicine, robotics, cybersecurity, fintech or blockchain. Several demonstrations of the latest technologies developed by the AIR Institute were also given.

During the session, in which Corchado participated as keynote speaker, Noixion, iMira and WDiarium, were presented. In these three platforms, technologies such as AI and Blockchain are used for the audiovisual aspects and for news publication. In summary, Noixion.tv is a video-on-demand platform where any creator can upload their content and monetise it using cryptocurrencies and their own token. iMira.net, meanwhile, allows for the creation of private rooms where users can share content and jointly view everything from sporting events to congresses and film cycles. Lastly, WDiarium.com is a digital newspaper in which anyone can publish their articles and monetise them. The technology used in this tool makes it possible to control news items and to produce news items automatically from sources from all over the world.

It was an excellent opportunity to underscore the impact of artificial intelligence and all that we have achieved thanks to it.

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.