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.
BISITE Research Group’s academic offer this year includes a total of 8 master’s degrees, which are oriented to new technologies. Our fundamental mission is to train professionals capable of developing strategies for the advancement of the current industrial revolution, smart cities and global businesses.
Research and innovation are processes that arise from myriads of circumstances. Those of us who are dedicated to creating innovative products and services, at times using technology which is not yet mature, must be aware of the importance of using our time and resources wisely.
Luis Raúl Rodríguez began his research stay at our group a few days ago. He will collaborate with us on different projects related to Explainable Artificial Intelligence.
Last week, the first MAPI FEDS event took place. The Santo Domingo Educational Foundation has invited me to present a conference on Artificial Intelligence and its impacts on the area of education.
Akash Aggarwal, from India, has joined our group recently and will spend some time with us, contributing his knowledge to projects related to IoT and blockchain.
The first master’s degree dedicated to training marine technologists in ICT and AI “Smart Maritime Industry & Surveying”.
More than a month ago I anticipated information about the kick off meeting for a project led by us: Smartsea The Surveying & MARiTime internet of thingS EducAtion Erasmus+, Knowledge Alliances.