Yesterday’s conference on “Intelligence for an accelerated revolution” was delivered by Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE Research Group and president of the AIR Institute. The event, organised by Alumni USAL, was held at the Casino de Salamanca and was presented by Román Álvarez, professor at the University of Salamanca.

Juan Manuel Corchado during the Conference

During the presentation, Corchado introduced the attendees to the current state of Artificial Intelligence and how it will allow to accelerate different fields beyond the merely technological ones.

Juan Manuel Corchado during the Conference in the Casino of Salamanca

The BISITE Group has more than 20 years of experience in the development of technological projects and AI is incorporated in many of its projects with the aim of processing a large volume of data and predicting the behaviour of machines or processes.

Corchado also presented some of the projects being developed at AIR Institute and the IoT Digital Innovation Hub, discussed the group’s participation in the DIGIS3 consortium and introduced the attendees to the BISITE Group’s technology-oriented training offer.

The development of technological projects

The talk covered other technologies, such as Blockchain, Industry 4.0, IoT or Edge Computing, in which the Group also has extensive experience, including projects such as:

Academic Certchain: Platform for the verification and certification of academic degrees with Blockchain.

NOIXION.TV: Online video and streaming platform using cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for viewing.

INNOBLOCKHAIN: IoT information through oracles and traceability using Blockchain.

CHROMOSOME: Platform that through IoT, AI and Blockchain facilitates behavioural change in energy consumption in sensorised homes.

SMARTFARM: Automatic filling and weight level control system for livestock farms.

These and other projects were described in the talk given by the director of BISITE, which was very well received in Salamanca.

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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.