How can new technologies contribute to the innovation in social and medical attention? How can they support health and help to avoid the dependence of the disabled and the old people?

Experts from the Telefónica R&D centres in Madrid and Granada, Telvent Interactiva (Barcelona), the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce and the Universities of Deusto, Politécnica de Madrid, Granada y Málaga, are looking for an answer to these and other related questions together in Almuñécar during this week convened by the Mediterranean Centre of the University of Granada (Spain).

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Luis Castillo Vidal, computer engineer of the University of Granada and one of the authors of the study, points out that, in order to design the customized visit plans, they have used Artificial Intelligence techniques, a science that provides computers with abilities to solve problems which, in principle, can only be solved by humans. This technology, researcher adds, is open and interoperable, and therefore it is very appropriate to be integrated in existing systems, such as web sites.

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