Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Technologies Research Group (GI-IATa)

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Organization profile

Organization profile

UPS currently has several research groups and laboratories, where the Inclusion Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Research Group (GI-IATa) stands out. Likewise, it is essential to point out that the UPS has been a pioneer in the development of various research projects related to support for special education in various areas of disability: Infantile Cerebral Palsy (PCI), visual and hearing problems, prevention, autism, etc.

In the same way, the GI-IATa has developed for more than 5 years around 50 prototypes or support technologies for special education, through research projects that have been channeled through final degree projects, internships, subject and extensions and where it has collaborated with important institutions among which stand out: the National Council on Disabilities (CONADIS), the Special Institute for the Blind and Deaf of Azuay (IEISA), the Institute of Cerebral Palsy of Azuay (IPCA), the "Stephen Hawking" Special Fiscal Institute, the "General Dávalos" Foundation and the Azuay Integration Pilot Institute (IPIA).

Research lines:

Education, Policies, Culture and Inclusive Practices
Computer Systems and Artificial Intelligence
Technologies and Systems for Educational and Labor Inclusion


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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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