The former president of Argentina Mauricio Macri visits the facilities of the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca

The former president of Argentina Mauricio Macri has visited the facilities of the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca. Macri, who was in charge of the executive of the Ibero-American country between 2015 and 2019, has had an insightful meeting with the director of the group, Juan Manuel Corchado, during which they have talked about the latest technological advances, their application in an extremely changing world and the great challenges that this entails.

Juan Manuel Corchado, Mauricio Macri and his team at the BISITE Group facilities.

Corchado also introduced Macri to EDIH DIGIS3, a Digital Innovation Hub supported by the European Commission, which will certainly become a benchmark for Castilla y León and its business network. The former president was also interested in the latest developments carried out at the AIR Institute, a technology center promoted by the research group in Salamanca, which has been created with the intention of fostering the development of Artificial Intelligence-based technologies and their application in all types of productive sectors.

Juan Manuel Corchado, Mauricio Macri and his team at the BISITE Group facilities.

The director of the BISITE Research Group and president of the AIR Institute said he was delighted to receives such an important guest, which is a clear sign of the significance of these entities within their fields of expertise. “I was glad to learn that we share common interests, and I am sure that, with his help, our research group will promote more projects in collaboration with Argentinean institutions, and that together we will be able to produce knowledge and transfer it to both Argentinean and Spanish societies.”

Juan Manuel Corchado, Mauricio Macri and his team at the BISITE Group facilities.

It has been a pleasure to talk with Macri about federated learning, data spaces and their applications in biotechnology, smart cities, health, dependence, sustainability… And to BISITE it has meant a lot that he has made time for a visit to our facilities despite his busy schedule, as the former president of Argentina is in Spain for a series of meetings with political, economic and scientific leaders, and he has come to the University of Salamanca to inaugurate the Master’s Degree in Global and International Studies.

“Thank you for your time and your visit President Macri.”


Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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