The ValgrAI Awards celebrate outstanding talents in the field of artificial intelligence in the public universities of Valencia

ValgrAI (Valencian Graduate School and Research Network in Artificial Intelligence) recognized the talent of the Master’s students in Artificial Intelligence and related fields of the Valencian Community through the celebration of the 1st Valencian Community Artificial Intelligence Awards.

This initiative, which aims to become an annual milestone, aims to highlight the work of students and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence, and in this way to support postgraduate research and training, so that the Community of Valencia becomes a recommender.

Funded by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Employment of the Generalitat Valenciana and in collaboration with the five main universities of the Community of Valencia (Universitat de València, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universitat Jaume I, Universitat d’Alacant and Universidad Miguel Hernández), these awards highlight the company’s commitment ValgrAI to academic excellence, emerging talent and innovation in artificial intelligence.

In this sense, the CEO of ValgraAI, Vicente Botti, noted during his speech that “these awards are a tribute to the talent that will drive the future of artificial intelligence and reflect ValgrAI’s commitment to progress and innovation in the Valencian community.” .

Representing a commitment to excellence and setting the tone for the future of technology in the region, these awards consist of a prize designed and created by Fallero artist José Luis Platero, a certificate and a prize worth 1,000 euros.

The ceremony of these awards, presided over by the Deputy Vice-Rector for Studies and Continuing Education of the Jaume I University, Mª José Aramburu, was attended by the delegate of the Consell in Castellón, Susana Fabregat, who highlighted the potential existing in terms of artificial intelligence in the universities of Valencia, given that they are a pool of innovation talent.

The event also hosted a roundtable “Uncovering the Future: Challenges and Reflections on General Purpose Artificial Intelligence” moderated by ValgrAI CEO Vicente Botti; Ramon López de Mantaras: Research Professor at CSIC and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute and President of the Scientific Council of ValgrAI; Jesús Conill: Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Valencia and member of the UMI ValgrAI and José Hernández Orallo: Associate Researcher at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge and member of the Joint Research Unit ValgrAI.

The debate focused on the challenges and considerations of AI’s ability to perform any intellectual task that a human being can do, such as understanding natural language, creativity and decision-making. Ethical and social impacts of universal artificial intelligence, such as privacy, security and impact on the labor market, were also addressed. All this with the aim of drawing from different perspectives the transformational future of AI.

List of winners:

1. Best Record in Master’s in Data Science from University of Valencia – Alberto Martínez Fernández

2. The best result of the Master’s degree in Data Analysis Engineering, Process Improvement and Decision Making at the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Inmaculada Desiderio Martínez

3. Best Master’s Record in Artificial Intelligence, Shape Recognition and Digital Image of the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Mario Andreu Villar

4. The best result of the Masters in Software Systems Engineering and Technology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia – Fernando Carceller Llorens

5. Best Record in Master’s in Data Science at the University of Alicante – Jorge Díaz Rosique

6. The best record of a master’s degree in Intelligent Systems at Universitat Jaume I – submitted by Vicente Ramón Tomás López, Director of the Department of Engineering and Informatics at UJI – Joaquín González Álvarez

7. The best result of the Master’s degree in Computational Statistics and Data Science from Miguel Hernández University – Lorena Nacher Sarrio

8. The best record for a master’s degree in robotics from Miguel Hernández University – José García Villalón

9. The best master’s thesis in the field of Artificial Intelligence and related fields – entitled “Towards improving human-computer interaction for people with speech impairment. 10th R&D&i Congress Alcoi Campus. Creating synergy’ by Isabel Ferri Mollá of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

10. Best Doctoral Thesis in Artificial Intelligence and Associated Fields – entitled “Contributions of Biomechanical Modeling and Machine Learning to Automatic Registration of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance and Transrectal Ultrasound for Prostate Brachytherapy” by Óscar José Pellicer Valera of the University of Valencia

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