LAS TUNAS, Cuba, Oct 8 (acn) Researchers presented in this city artificial intelligence applications developed in Cuba and used in different branches of the economy, at the opening of the 12th National Congress of Pattern Recognition, which will end tomorrow.
This branch of computer science consists in the development of computing tools and algorithms for the diagnosis, classification and prognosis of images, videos, texts and other media, allowing its use in areas of health, services and national security.
Surveillance systems, databases, disease diagnosis and biometrics programs by analyzing voice, iris or fingerprints, are some software which are being applied in the country, Edel García Reyes, president of the Cuban Society for Pattern Recognition and Data Mining, told ACN.
He added that this institution has promoted the exchange of information between national and foreign experts which has enabled the implementation currently of projects in different research centers across the country and the production of highly competitive applications.
The development of these programs in Cuba has been conditioned by the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States, which prevents access to such products, Jose Ruiz Shulcloper, director of the National Center for Advanced Technologies Application (CENATAV by its Spanish acronym), said.
The academic noted that the Caribbean nation also ensures its technological independence and opens an economic line that saves resources by the levels of automation that generates and the possibility of exporting these software to other countries.
The Cuban Society for Pattern Recognition and Data Mining was founded in 1998.