Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado
University of Salamanca, Spain
Efficient Digital Management in Smart Cities
This keynote will present success stories regarding specially smart cities. All these fields require the development of interactive, reliable and secure systems which we are capable of building thanks to current advances. Deepint.net, a tool developed by DCScand BISITE will be presented. Several use cases of intelligent systems will be presented and it will be analysed how the different processes have been optimized by means of tools that facilitate decision-making.
Artificial Intelligence revived in the last decade. The need for progress, the growing processing capacity and the low cost of the Cloud have facilitated the development of new, powerful algorithms. The efficiency of these algorithms in Big Data processing,
Deep Learning and Convolutional Networks is transforming the way we work and is opening new horizons. Thanks to them, we can now analyse data and obtain unimaginable solutions to today’s problems. Nevertheless, our success is not entirely based on algorithms, it also comes from our ability to follow our “gut” when choosing the best combination of algorithms for an intelligent artefact. It's about approaching engineering with a lot of knowledge and tact. This involves the use of both connectionist and symbolic systems, and of having a full understanding of the algorithms used. Moreover, to address today’s problems we must work with both historical and real-time data. We must fully comprehend the problem, its time evolution, as well as the relevance and implications of each piece of data, etc. It is also important to consider development time, costs and the ability to create systems that will interact with their environment, will connect with the objects that surround them and will manage the data they obtain in a reliable manner.
In this keynote, the evolution of intelligent computer systems will be examined. The need for human capital will be emphasised, as well as the need to follow one' s “gut instinct” in problem-solving. We will look at the benefits of combining information andknowledge to solve complex problems and will examine how knowledge engineering facilitates the integration of different algorithms. Furthermore, we will analyse theimportance of complementary technologies such as IoT and Blockchain in the development of intelligent systems. It will be shown how tools like "Deep Intelligence" make it possible to create computer systems efficiently and effectively. "Smart" infrastructures need to incorporate all added-value resources so they can offer usefulservices to the society, while reducing costs, ensuring reliability and improving the quality of life of the citizens. The combination of AI with IoT and with blockchain offers a world of possibilities and opportunities.
The use of edge platforms or fog computing helps increase efficiency, reduce networklatency, improve security and bring intelligence to the edge of the network; close to the sensors, users and to the medium used.
Juan Manuel Corchado. Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research from 2013 to 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Chosen twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, he holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He is the director of a renowned research group called BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology), which has been created in the year 2000.
J.M Corchado is also the Director of the IOT Digital Innovation Hub and the President of the AIR Institute. He is Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, and has been Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL).
He has also been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter and the academic coordinator of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation 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 activities with the direction of Master's Programmes in: Master in Security, Digital Animation, Multiplatform Mobile Application Development, Digital Intelligence , Financial Technology, Knowledge Transfer and R&D Management, Digital Transformation, ICT, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Printing, Blockchain, Industry 4.0 y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca, and with his work as Editor-in-Chief of Journals like 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 works on projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sentiment Analysis, etc.