The BBVA Foundation rewards six young people and a Spanish company for their advances in technology and sustainability

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The BBVA Foundation has awarded this week to six young scientists for their brilliant careers as senior researchers at the 2023 Computing Awards. The ceremony has highlighted the “transformative power” of cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the application of technology in areas aimed at preserving the environment. Also has recognized the excellence of the company Open Canarias for developing an advanced energy saving system.

These awards, worth 5,000 euros each, differentiate between two modalities: one dedicated to scientists under 30 years of age and another for researchers, public and private entities dedicated to computing.

Promoted jointly with the Scientific Computer Society of Spain (SCIE), they recognize the “originality and excellence” in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and research softwares sustainable, as indicated by the BBVA Foundation in a statement.

“The researchers we recognize today are men and women who are helping to shape what technology is undoubtedly most powerful, transformative and versatile in the history of humanity“said Silvia Churruca, the director of Institutional Relations of the BBVA Foundation, during the ceremony. At the same time, Churruca has noted the risks and challenges posed by the rapid emergence of AI in the current panorama: “Researchers must engage in a dialogue with specialists in other fields such as social sciences and humanitiesto ensure that it is developed based on ethical standards”.

The winners in the modality Young Computer Researchers They are: Rocío Carratalá Sáez, assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Valladolid; Miriam Esteve Campello, researcher at the San Pablo CEU Foundation University; Manuel Lagunas Arto, applied scientist at Amazon; Alberto Martín López, postdoctoral researcher at Universidad de Constructor and the University of Italian Switzerland (Lugano, Switzerland); Francisco Muñoz Martínez, systems engineer software computer scientist at Intel Corporation; and Marc Serramià Amorós, professor at City, University of London.

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