Isabel Fernandez: „Technology helps bridge gaps in society”

Isabel Fernandez: „Technology helps bridge gaps in society”

„Anyone who doesn't master the use of artificial intelligence will lose their job. 80% of employees' operations will be affected, and how a worker can handle email is now unthinkable.” This is Isabel Fernández Martínez, rector of the Alfonso Chamber organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Oviedo, yesterday, at the Asturian Press Club of LA NEW SPAIN.

Targeted technology

„I am a staunch defender of technology with a purpose. Well-used technology helps bridge gaps in society. Often the problem is not the technology interacting with humans, but the interface being used, more or less correct,” he said. Fernandez is an engineer and doctor in computer science from the University of Oviedo and a master's degree in financial risks from the University of San Pablo CEU. Carlos Banizeres, president of the Chamber of Commerce, highlighted the speaker's academic skills. Among other officials, Juan Cofino, President of the General Board of the President, and Ximena Lamedo, Vice President of the Presidential Government and Advisor to the President, Population Challenge, Equality and Tourism.

Remove the fear

Isabelle Fernandez opens a window to hope and dispels the „fear” caused by artificial intelligence in various areas, which is seen as a kind of threat to human work. „It's actually going to be another tool with applications in very different fields,” he pointed out.

The professor supported his arguments with practical examples such as Metro Madrid with more than two million daily users and more than 300 kilometers of subways that need to be maintained, cleaned and cooled. „There is no way that all these air-conditioning components can operate at low cost by human means alone. We move in environments where even the braking of a train creates heat or people are more or less crowded. We send these variables to intelligent systems and get answers,” said the researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. With extensive experience in the field. He has worked for companies such as ING Direct, American Express or Accenture; He chairs AMETIC's Artificial Intelligence and Bigdata Commission and is part of the Scientific Council of the Mutual Lawyers Association School of Thought.

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„Those who design these systems must be trained and transparent. Ethics is important, but, like other things, it must come from home,” stressed Isabel Fernandez. „Well-applied technologies are not only profitable, but bring improvements to places that would otherwise be unreachable,” he noted. „86% of the world's population owns a smartphone; the irony is that in places where drinking water is not available, these phones are charged every day,” he added.

Algorithms and Networks

Isabelle Fernandez focused part of her talk on how artificial intelligence works and differentiates AI, which can create new content but not knowledge, from Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) to create original content. . This technology uses advanced algorithms and neural networks to learn from text and images, and then generate new and unique content. „It is based on mathematical models that reproduce how the connection between networks works. IAG's advances have been impressive in recent years and will continue to improve in the future,” noted Rector Alfonso X El Sabio. „Intelligent systems are not anthropomorphic robots that are going to conquer the world,” he said.

In December last year, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament reached a tentative agreement on a regulation on artificial intelligence. The legislation has its origins in the European Commission's 2021 proposal to create an EU regulatory framework for AI. The regulations allow or prohibit the use of the technology, depending on the risk to people, and are intended to bolster European industry against powers such as China and the United States.

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