The Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castile and Leon (ICE) in collaboration with Air Institute, have held the “Artificial Intelligence Digital Training Workshop”. This event is part of the Centr@Tec program, which has focused on the importance of AI and the benefits that this technology can offer to companies in Castilla y León.

The workshop took place this morning at the Polytechnic School of Ávila. The event was opened by the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Avila, Alberto Pascual Muñoz, the Director of the Polytechnic School of Avila, Luis Santiago Sanchez Perez and the Director of the University School of Nursing of Avila, Maria del Pilar Gonzalez Arrieta.

The President of AIR Institute, Juan Manuel Corchado Rodriguez continued with a brief introduction on the potential of Artificial Intelligence today and the impact it has on smart cities, “Artificial intelligence has accelerated the growth of various companies, it is not a new technology, but the progress it is making has been dramatic, to the point that many experts are concerned about the scope it may have. However, we have evidenced that it is turning into opportunities to revolutionize different sectors, we apply it in different projects to predict or manage a large volume of data”. Also, introduced the more technical part of the workshop with the presentation of the Deep Intelligence (DeepINT) platform, a solution based on Machine Learning algorithms, which transforms data into valuable information and helps companies make better decisions.

He was followed by José Ramón Estévez from Proyecta Energía, who presented the ProyectaPV platform, a comprehensive and personalized advisory, monitoring and control service that allows for optimization in the management of renewable assets.

The attendees were able to learn how to apply the main innovations in the area of artificial intelligence, and the improvement options that they can incorporate into their production processes in order to optimize costs, improve their competitive position and work more efficiently.

The workshop will be complemented by an online session on 13 April. The participants will learn the basics of artificial intelligence for digital transformation, more technical content on unsupervised learning or deep learning and also apply what they have learned hands-on using the DeepINT platform. 

About Centr@tec

Centr@tec is a Business R&D&I Training and Support program of the Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE) in collaboration with Technology Centers of Castile and Leon, which are part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network of Castile and Leon. It includes actions in the areas of: Industry 4.0, Digitalization, Innovation in Processes and Product/Service Design, Internationalization of R&D&I and support for technology-based entrepreneurs.


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.