Salamanca will opt to be the seat of the Agencia Española de Inteligencia Artificial – Salamanca

The Plenum of the City Council of Salamanca has approved the Mayor’s proposal on the presentation of the candidacy for the city to host the Spanish Agency for the Supervision of Artificial Intelligence, which has a favorable report from the Council of Government of Castilla y León to comply with the requirements established by the Government of Spain for the selection of the physical headquarters of this organism.

On October 5, 2022, the Decision of the Council of Ministers was published in the Official Gazette of the State by which the procedure for the determination of the physical headquarters of the Spanish Agency for the Supervision of Artificial Intelligence was initiated, in accordance with the established in the Royal Decree 209/2022, de 22 de marzo, que regula el procedurio para la determinación de las sedes físicas pertenecientes al sector public institutional estatal y se crea la Comisión consultiva para la determinación de las sedes.

The city of Salamanca complies with the requirements established to be able to host the headquarters of the Spanish Agency for the Supervision of Artificial Intelligence, as set out in the Informe-Memoria justificativo elaborado al efecto and its Annexes, which will be sent to the Ministry of Politics Territorial in compliance with the provisions of article 6.4 of the cited Royal Decree 209/2022.

In the first place, there is access to a good communication network through high capacity roads (the A-66 ‘Ruta de la Plata’, which connects the north and south of Spain; the A-62, integrated in the Eje transeuropeo E-80, que conecta Portugal, a través de España, con el centro y norte de Europa; la A-50 que conecta Salamanca con Madrid), ferrocarril de velocidad alta y aeropuerto cercano con capacidad para albergar vuelos internacionales (Aeropuerto de Matacán).

Secondly, Salamanca has a building in the center of the city, next to the Plaza Mayor, with adequate characteristics and equipment to house the Agency’s headquarters almost immediately. It is a building located between the Cuesta del Carmen and the Íscar Peyra street, cataloged by the General Urban Planning Plan (PGOU) and with structural protection, which consists of 1,268 useful square meters distributed in five plants, in excellent state of conservation , accesible, totally equipped y con una infrastructure de comunicaciones completamente habilitada para establishar una red local que incluide los equipments necesarios y el cableado. A mayores, la zone donde se encuentra el inmueble propuesto has excellent communications with the rest of the city, tanto level de servicios como de mobilidad urbana sostenible en todos sus components: mobilidad pedestrian, cyclist, collective public transport and taxi.

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