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“The collection of data for medical cases must be consensual, informed and free”
“The collection of data for medical cases must be consensual, informed and free”

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PONS IP, a leading national intellectual and property consultancy, has participated in the neurocomputing event organised by the Working Group of the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Commission of AMETIC and held at the PONS Foundation under the title ‘The power of connecting the brain to the machine’.

During the meeting, different laboratories were held with live demonstrations of everything that emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Spiking Networks, Quantum Sensors and ChatGPT are able to do. In this sense, use cases are divided into clinical, emotional and industrial contexts.

The day also featured various round table discussions to challenge what was demonstrated in these laboratories. On behalf of PONS IP, Of Counsel, expert in data protection and intellectual property, José Carlos Erdozain, was invited to participate in the round table “Discovering neurocomputing. The potential of neurocomputing.” He was joined by Alex Rayón, Co-founder and CEO of and Marta Bilbao, Director of Innovation, Data and Digital Transformation of the Community of Madrid.

In this context, Joseba Laka, Digital Director of Tecnalia and round table moderator, began a debate focused on collaboration between the administration and the private sector in connection with education and the legal framework under which neurocomputing is advancing.

Marta Bilbao took the floor and stressed that “administrations work to improve the lives of citizens. The idea is that, thanks to Artificial Intelligence, we can customise service to each citizen.”

Subsequently, Erdozain explained the impact of the regulations on the use of Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare field. “It is true that the impact is enormous, but we have to take into account that in each process there is a regulation, and we have to make sure that they complement each other.” Speaking of regulations in research, he commented that “sometimes they are seen as an enemy, but this should not be the case. The regulations set red lines that are reasonably flexible.”

The collection of patient data for research purposes can sometimes be reused for a process other than the one the patient was suffering from. For this reason, the Of counsel of PONS IP stressed that it is important for this recycling of data to be “consensual, informed and free on the part of the affected party.” To close the debate, Alex Rayón explained that the collaboration between universities and companies is not so much to “educate, but rather to keep processes, which are currently undergoing continuous evolution, up to date. Therefore, the importance of implementing these technologies is not in the first impact on productivity, but afterwards. You end up becoming a surveillance system in the face of new developments.”

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