Category: Opinion

Artificial Intelligence will be the driver of growth in Europe

On the 26th of September, at the Sorbonne, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, presented his vision of the European project and proposed a series of ideas for the European Union.

Participation in IJCAI, the largest Artificial Intelligence event in Stockholm

Artificial intelligence is in full swing and the world’s artificial intelligence researchers are currently gathering in Stockholm for the year’s largest event in this field, IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence). Hundreds of events take place at this conference, they tackle very interesting and topical issues.

Daniel Lopez, our colleague from BISITE, wins the FINTECH competition organized by the Russian Bank SBERBANK

The competition consisted in identifying a series of data analysis models and adapting their parameters to predict a series of financial parameters. Daniel managed to defeat even his biggest rivals. This contest was held within the framework of the ICML congress (https://icml.cc/) held in Stockholm in which we have participated.

The promising future of 3D printing professionals

The technological revolution has, over the last few years, converted 3D printers into tools that are used on a daily basis. They have become very important for the creation of low cost objects. Users discover new functionalities of 3D printers every day, as a result there is continuous progress in the quality of the printed products. Considering these facts, it is essential that we provide specific training in this area.

Project management and ICT management, key to the companies of the future

Technological development caused profound changes in our society. Changes that affect both the macroeconomy and the labour market as well as the daily life of citizens.

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been the driving force behind many of these changes. A wide range of sectors in all kinds of companies require ICT, for this reason organizations need employees who have knowledge of multiple disciplines.

Our research group creates a device to help tinnitus patients

A group of colleagues from the BISITE Research Group has developed a device which allows to monitor the progress of tinnitus from the patients’ homes. This condition is associated with a noise or ringing in the ears which may be caused by a damaged auditory nerve or ear injury.

Machines at the service of humans

The ever-greater developments in the field of artificial intelligence have sparked conversations of its potential in different sectors (society, business, government, etc.).  Such is the impact of this technology that some countries already have a State Minister for Artificial Intelligence, as is the case of the United Arab Emirates with Omar Al Olama at the helm. It is not yet common, but it reflects the importance of this technology.

The International Congress on Case Based Reasoning Systems

Today was a good day. Twenty years ago I defended my first doctoral thesis, in which I studied case-based reasoning systems and it came to be one of the pillars of my research work.

Mobile telephony, a promising career of the future

In 2017, mobile devices surpassed computers as the most common means of Internet access. This is a sign of the growing strength of the mobile industry in the electronics market.

Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems (RTPIS) Laboratory, USA

Over the last days I have had the opportunity to work with Prof. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, USA.  He runs one of the most advanced laboratories in the world and we collaborate with him on the Dream Go project with a budget of over one million Euros.

The Horizon Europe programme is already here

This week I had the opportunity to present the IoT Digital Innovation Hub, promoted by our research group at the 4th meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs that took place in Brussels. This conference focused on defining the role played by Digital Innovation Hubs in assisting SMEs to acquire the digital skills they need to make a digital transformation. In addition to presenting our initiative, we have first-hand knowledge of the European Union’s funding plans and programmes and have begun to work on several of the consortia that are being set up.

Visit to Clemson University to see its facilities with Professor Kumar

While on my trip, I visited the Clemson University, an extraordinary public university that has some of the best teaching technology buildings I’ve ever seen. Interactive classrooms, whose walls have digital screens, ambient microphones and multifunctional furniture.

Visit to the BMW Group Information Technology Research Center in the United States

I have had the opportunity to visit the BMW Group Information Technology Research Center, promoted by this company together with the State of South Carolina. Clemson University has developed the CU-ICAR Technology Centre where this International Automotive Research Centre has been set up.

The success of the Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals

The Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held from the 27th to the 29th of June and was attended by more than 400 participants. The aim of the meeting is to strengthen our commitment to achieving the United Nations’ Goals for Sustainable Development for 2030.

The increasing importance of ISAMI on the international scale

The conference took place in Toledo, from the 20th to the 22nd of June and I saw some very interesting research at the 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAMI), which is part of the PAAMS Conference.