The King & Queen of Spain held video conferences with disability advocates and hear how AI is assisting during the pandemic
The King and Queen of Spain continued video conferences at the Palace of Zarzuela.
Queen Letizia held a video conference with the State Representative Platform for People with Physical Disabilities, and the Federación Nacional ASPAYM. During the meeting, the heads detailed the impact of COVID-19 upon residences, day centers, and home assistance services, while expressing concern for the economic sustainability of their entities and for people with disabilities who had lost their jobs. They also explained to Her Majesty that they are preparing a plan to adapt to the situation after the health crisis, where they aim to restore normal care for people in centers and homes and reconvert activities and services to telematic systems, which include; training, prevention of infections, awareness, tele-rehabilitation and maintaining fitness at home among others.
Their Majesties later held a video conference with representatives from the field of the Digital Agenda and Artificial Intelligence who reviewed digital solutions developed by the Spanish government to aid in the management of the pandemic. The 'Asistencia Covid-19', is a self-diagnosis application that has helped clear telephone lines and offered guidelines. An artificial intelligence assistant 'Hispabot-Covid19' responds to citizens' concerns with official, accurate, and up-to-date information, along with instant messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram which have answered 193,000 queries thus far. The DataCOVID mobility study based on anonymous and aggregated data from mobile devices from the three main providers in Spain showed that since the state of alarm was declared 85% of citizens have not moved from their area of residence.
On Friday 1st May King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia held telephone calls with; Hospitales Universitarios of Leon and Burgos and Hospital de Nuestra Señora de Sonsoles de Ávila. Over the weekend Their Majesties conversed with; Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset of Valencia, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves of Granada, Hospital Virgen de la Luz in Cuenca, Hospital Universitario Joan XXIII of Tarragona and Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal of Madrid.