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UCAM launches the AI Open Academy Chair in Artificial Intelligence

In collaboration with AI Educonsulting and Target Business School, the Chair will promote the ethical use of AI and the first actions will be developed in the areas of health and sport.

Snapshot of a training session at UCAM HiTech, using Apple's 'Vision Pro' to 'touch' DNA.
Snapshot of a training session at UCAM HiTech, using Apple's 'Vision Pro' to 'touch' DNA.

The Universidad Católica de Murcia has been working on the application of artificial intelligence to its education, research and management activities as part of the Digital Transformation Plan for a long time. To promote training and the appropriate use of artificial intelligence, it has created the AI Open Academy Chair in Artificial Intelligence, which will initially focus on the areas of health and sport,  together with AI Educonsulting and Target Business School

María Dolores García Mascarell, UCAM President, and the co-directors of the new chair, Federico Juárez, managing partner of AI Educonsulting, and Ángel López Naranjo, director of Target Business School, signed the document to officialise the launch.

The Chair aims to strengthen ties between the university and companies, investing in research, specifically in health and ‘in lines related to education, through the training of teachers and students, to promote the appropriate and transparent use of artificial intelligence’, said Federico Juárez. Another key area will be sport, as Ángel López Naranjo indicated ‘we will work on the development of aspects that can improve the health of both athletes and the general public. In today's world, such an important application entails a great responsibility that we will have to fulfil, and we are looking forward to doing so’. 

Following the event, also attended by Samuel Mendoza, UCAM's General Director of Infrastructures and Digital Transformation, Belén López Ayuso, Vice-Rector for Virtual Teaching, explained that ‘thanks to artificial intelligence, professors and administrative and service staff have been able to save a lot of time that used to be spent on routine tasks, thus allowing them to dedicate more time to creative matters’.