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África Periánez
África Periáñez, data scientist and founder of benshi.ai
“To combat bias in artificial intelligence, we seek talents from different continents, genders and sexual orientations”
17 July 2021 8:00
Ana Hernando

The researcher from Madrid had worked in video games and fashion before the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed her up. Her experiences in machine learning and behavioral prediction models will help to improve the learning apps used by midwives in resource-poor countries. The goal is to reduce maternal and infant deaths during pregnancy and childbirth.

An app knows if a beer has gone stale
18 May 2016 9:00
SINC

Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer, using a polymer sensor that changes colour upon detecting furfural, a compound that appears when this beverage ages and gives it a stale flavour. The sensor can be controlled from a smartphone app also created by the team.

The tiger mosquito is found in Andalusia thanks to a collaborative citizens’ project
5 November 2014 10:08
SINC

Thanks to a mobile phone app, the tiger mosquito has been discovered for the first time to be present in Andalusia. The insect transmits diseases like chikungunya and dengue fever. This was made possible by public participation via the “AtrapaelTigre.com” app and subsequent verification by entomologists collaborating in the project.