Observatory on Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies

Objectives and responsibilities

UIC Barcelona has the Observatory on Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies (OIANT) that aims to train the new generations of students in the field of artificial intelligence and bring the knowledge of AI and other technologies to society as a whole. These new emerging technologies have a great impact on people in the professional field as well as in the private and social spheres.

Along these same lines, the OIANT works to design and implement cross-disciplinary education for bachelor’s degree students at UIC Barcelona. To this end, the Observatory works to ensure that all students at the university have optimal knowledge and skills in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, such as robotics or 3D printing.

The OIANT also encourages public debate on the ethical and social implications of these technologies. Additionally, the Observatory organises conferences, seminars, round tables and sessions from expert speakers to discuss and cultivate knowledge in this field.


In order to fulfil its objectives, the OIANT has endorsed the creation of working and evaluation groups in each faculty at UIC Barcelona. These groups are made up of teaching and research staff members and professionals who are experts in different areas of knowledge.

The Observatory is led by Pere Buhigas Cardó, lecturer, graduate in Journalism and a technical engineer in Telecommunications. He has been a lecturer with the UIC Barcelona Faculty of Communication Sciences since it was founded, and his research lines are linked to AI applied to journalism, innovation in television and science communication. 


You can contact the Observatory at: oiant@uic.es