Dr. Marco E. Benalcázar

Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Conference theme:

Artificial Intelligence: An Opportunity to Develop Science, Technology and the Economy of Ecuador


Artificial intelligence is the catalyst for the fourth industrial revolution. In this sense, this discipline is a great opportunity to develop science and technology for the benefit of Ecuador. Additionally, artificial intelligence could become an important axis to develop our country's economy since it will allow products and services with high added value to be sold abroad. This talk will be divided into two parts. In the first part, we will discuss the results achieved in more than 7 years of work developed in the "Alan Turing" Intelligence and Artificial Vision Research Laboratory of the National Polytechnic School. In the second part, we will discuss how artificial intelligence can become a great pillar in developing the economy of Ecuador.

Speaker biography:

Marco E. Benalcázar has a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Mar del Plata in Argentina. Currently, he is a professor and researcher at the Department of Informatics and Computer Science at the National Polytechnic School. He is also director of the "Alan Turing" Intelligence and Artificial Vision Research Laboratory of the Faculty of Systems Engineering of the National Polytechnic School. He has led several research projects on the fundamentals and applications of artificial intelligence for medical image processing, hand gesture recognition, and the development of smart hand prostheses. He has published over 50 articles in conferences and scientific journals on topics related to artificial intelligence and machine learning theory and applications. He has more than 10 years of experience working in these areas. He is also a science communicator and consultant in artificial intelligence and has received several awards for his outstanding research career.


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