• The group is made up of Spanish experts of recognized international prestige, including representatives from the scientific, economic and educational fields.
  • It is an advisory body for analysis, advice and support to the Government in the field of Artificial Intelligence
  • Vice President Nadia Calviño and Secretary of State Carme Artigas will serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the Advisory Council representing the Executive

The Government has introduced the Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council, a consultative body that will provide independent advice and recommendations on the steps to be taken to ensure the safe and ethical use of AI.

The body is made up of highly prestigious Spanish experts in the field in the field, who will contribute to the completion and implementation of the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence.

The members of the Advisory Council will analyze the implications that these disruptive technologies will have in various areas, such as the company, the administration and the future of work, the protection of fundamental rights, the management of data, the fight against discrimination or the elimination of social gaps.

The first meeting of the Advisory Council has been held semi-presentially at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, since some of the experts have participated electronically from other countries.

The third vice president and minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, will chair the Advisory Council, and the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas, will occupy the Vice Presidency.

Composition of the IA Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is made up of Spanish experts from various social, economic and scientific fields.

They integrate it:

  • Amparo Alonso, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of La Coruña.
  • Juan Luis Arsuaga, doctor in Biological Sciences and professor of Paleontology, being since July 2013 scientific director of the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos.
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, professor at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and founder of the Web Sciences and Social Computing Group of the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Manuel Cebrián, who leads the Digital Mobilization research group at the Max Planck Institute.
  • Asuncion Gomez, PhD from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Director of the University Master's Degree and the Doctorate in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Emilia Gomez, researcher at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, where she participates as lead scientist in the project on Human Behavior and Artificial Intelligence in Digital Transformation.
  • Francisco Herrera, director of the Andalusian Interuniversity Institute in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Lorena Jaume Palasí, executive director of AlgorithmWatch, where she focuses her work on the philosophy of law and the ethics of automation and digitization.
  • José Ignacio Latorre, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona and Director of the Pedro Pascual Benasque Science Center.
  • Pilar Manchón, PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Seville.
  • Immaculate Martinez, a technological pioneer involved in the innovation and digitization sectors for more than two decades.
  • Alexandre Pérez Casares, President and Co-Founder of The Altius Society.
  • Joaquín Quiñonero, a doctor from the Technical University of Denmark, has worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, being an expert in applied research in computer vision, voice recognition, language comprehension, personalization and recommendations.
  • Luz Rello, Researcher at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Pablo Rodríguez, researcher in long-term technological developments on disruptive technologies.
  • Antonio Torralba, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Head of the College of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making.
  • Carmen Torras, Research professor at the Institute of Robotics belonging to the Higher Council for Scientific Research.
  • Rafael Yuste, neurobiologist driving the BRAIN Brain Research project through the Advancement of Innovative Neurotechnologies.

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