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AI Latin America SumMIT

JANUARY 21 - 23, 2020 - CAMBRIDGE, MA

About the AI Latin America Summit

Helping to make a better Latin America through AI

The Artificial Intelligence -AI- Latin America SumMIT seeks to bring together leaders from government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector from across Latin America and the Caribbean, to identify opportunities and risks their countries might face as they move towards increasing the adoption of AI technologies.

Mission

  • Understand the current state of AI in research, government and industry sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Facilitate international dialogue and partnerships between government leaders, researchers, NGOs and industry in the region
  • Motivate the deployment and development of AI research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Motivate key players in the region to execute the initiatives developed at the sumMIT
  • To openly publish the initiatives developed during the sumMIT to help in policy design in the region

Goals

Build collaborative relationships across Latin-America for the advancement of AI research and its applications in the region for the social benefit

Communicate best practices in AI projects to leaders in government, industry and research in the region

To increase awareness of AI  projects in the region in both research and academia and its potential to solve problems within the region

Topics

No poverty

Quality of Education

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Good Health and Wellbeing

Special Topic Discussions

These are the topics that will be discussed in detail in roundtable discussions to reflect upon the actual state and the future of AI in Latin America.

The rules and summary for these special topic discussions can be found on: this link.

Additional Information

For more information on the event please view our proposal. You can also see our event flyer.

Who's Speaking? (Coming soon!)

Leda Basombrio

Leda Basombrio

Gerente Análisis Estratégico

Banco de Crédito del Perú

Alejandro Camino

Alejandro Camino

Chief Marketing Officer

Softtek

Laura Gaviria Halaby

Laura Gaviria Halaby

LatAm Tech Hub

SoftBank Group International

Luiggi Francesco Geovany

Luiggi Francesco Geovany

Head of Advanced Analytics

Alicorp

Andrea Villanes Arellano

Andrea Villanes Arellano

Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University

Andrea Guendelman

Andrea Guendelman

CEO

Wallbreakers

Julio A. Pertuze

Julio A. Pertuze

Head of the Economy of the Future unit

Ministry of Economy of Chile

Jim Shen

Jim Shen

the Senior Manager of the Innovations in Data and Experiments for Action Initiative (IDEA)

J-PAL Global

Beatriz Botero Arcila

Beatriz Botero Arcila

Fellow

Harvard Berkman Klein Center

Angélica Natera

Angélica Natera

Executive Director

Laspau Harvard

Guillermo Anllo

Guillermo Anllo

Regional Program Specialist Science, Technology and Innovation Policies

Jorge Aguado

Jorge Aguado

Minister of Early Childhood Government of the province of Salta

Government of Argentina

Gerardo I. Simari

Gerardo I. Simari

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Universidad Nacional del Sur

Guilherme Canela

Guilherme Canela

Communication and Information Adviser for Mercosur

UNESCO Montevideo

Daniel Rock

Daniel Rock

Post-Doctoral Associate at MIT Sloan and a Researcher at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

MIT

Randi Williams

Randi Williams

Ph. D. Student at Personal Robots

MIT Media Lab

Ernesto Sánchez Proal

Ernesto Sánchez Proal

Secretary of Economic Development

Guadalajara

Lesly Sandra Zerna Orellana

Lesly Sandra Zerna Orellana

Head of the Research, Innovation and Development Unit

AGETIC Bolivia

Gustavo Alonso Cabrera Rodríguez

Gustavo Alonso Cabrera Rodríguez

Director General for Technical and Scientific Cooperation

AMEXCID, Mexico

José Antonio Guridi Bustos

José Antonio Guridi Bustos

Future Team, Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation

Government of Chile

Diego Hernández Losada

Diego Hernández Losada

Viceministro de Conocimiento, Innovación y Productividad del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación

Gobierno de Colombia

MATIAS DE CARLI

MATIAS DE CARLI

Software Team Leader

Miroculus

Hala Hanna

Hala Hanna

Director

Solve MIT

Abel Sanchez

Abel Sanchez

Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center

MIT

Nestor Camilo

Nestor Camilo

Director de Arquitectura Empresarial Public Sector

Oracle Latinoamerica

Juliano Seabra

Juliano Seabra

Division Chief, Innovation and Creativity

Inter-American Development Bank

Alexandre Barbosa

Alexandre Barbosa

Head of the Center of Studies for Information and Communications Technologies

CETIC.br

LUIS DEL VASTO

LUIS DEL VASTO

Dirección Nacional de Ciencias de la Información

Republica de Panama

Vitor Elisio Menezes

Vitor Elisio Menezes

Secretário de Telecomunicações

Brazil

Gustavo Parés

Gustavo Parés

CEO and Partner

NDS Cognitive Labs

Miguel Paredes

Miguel Paredes

VP of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics & Pricing

Rimac

Pablo Roccatagliata

Pablo Roccatagliata

Head Data Science

Digital House

Juan G. Corvalan

Juan G. Corvalan

Executive director AILAB, law department

University of Buenos Aires

DANIEL HUTTENLOCHER

DANIEL HUTTENLOCHER

Dean MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

MIT

Luis Soenksen

Luis Soenksen

Strategic Initiatives Advisor

Venture Builder AI+Health

Marco Muñoz

Marco Muñoz

Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives

MIT

Blanca Treviño

Blanca Treviño

Executive Director

Softek

Werner Creixell

Werner Creixell

Visiting Assistant Professor

Texas A&M

Enrique Sucar

Enrique Sucar

Senior Research Scientist

Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica Mexico

Aude Oliva

Aude Oliva

Executive director MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab; Executive director MIT Quest for Intelligence

MIT

Emmanuel Letouzé

Emmanuel Letouzé

Director

Data-pop alliance

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

Tensorflow Expert

Google

Luis Pineda

Luis Pineda

Research Engineer

Facebook

Yolanda Martinez Mancilla

Yolanda Martinez Mancilla

Chile Representative

IADB

Luis Videgaray

Luis Videgaray

Executive Diretor, MIT Artificial Intelligence Policy for the World Project

MIT

Jordi Albo-Canals

Jordi Albo-Canals

Chief Scientific Officer

Lighthouse DIG

Andreas Mueller

Andreas Mueller

Associate Research Scientist at the Data Science Institute

Columbia University

Pablo Samuel Castro

Pablo Samuel Castro

Senior Researcher

Google Brain

Laura Montoya

Laura Montoya

Entrepreneur and Technologist

Accel.ai

Minaya Villasana de Armas

Minaya Villasana de Armas

Professor

Universidad Simón Bolívar

Lee Ulman

Lee Ulman

Senior Director, MIT Latin America Office

MIT Sloan

Margarita Sordo Sanchez

Margarita Sordo Sanchez

Instructor in Medicine Harvard Medical School

Harvard

Una-May O’Reilly

Una-May O’Reilly

AnyScale Learning For All (ALFA) Group CSAIL

MIT

César A. Beltrán-Castañón

César A. Beltrán-Castañón

Pattern Recognition and Applied Artificial Intelligence Group

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

David Sontag

David Sontag

Clinical machine learning group - Professor, CSAIL

MIT

Armando Solar

Armando Solar

Professor at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

MIT

Omar Costilla-Reyes

Omar Costilla-Reyes

Lead Coordinator - Mexico

MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Event Schedules

(Subject to change without notification)

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenues
1REGISTRATION, SNACKS AND COFFEE07:00 AMELEVATORS ON 6TH FLOOR
2Opening WordsLatin SumMIT Team 7:45AME14-674 - Multipurpose
3Opening day Keynote 1DANIEL HUTTENLOCHER 8:00AME14-674 - Multipurpose
4Opening day Keynote 2Aude Oliva 8:30AME14-674 - Multipurpose
5Opening Panel: National AI Strategies in Latin AmericaLesly Sandra Zerna Orellana , Gustavo Alonso Cabrera Rodríguez , José Antonio Guridi Bustos , Diego Hernández Losada , LUIS DEL VASTO , Vitor Elisio Menezes , Marco Muñoz 9:00AME14-674 - Multipurpose
6Coffee Break 10:30AME14-638 General
7Latin American panel: How can AI be used for Promoting & Monitoring development in Latin America? Guilherme Canela , Alexandre Barbosa , Joana Varon , Juan Ortiz Freuler , Emmanuel Letouzé 11:00AME14-674 - MULTIPURPOSE
8Lunch & Poster Presentations12:00PME14-638 - General
9Mexico Panel: thinking forward: the adoption of AI in MexicoErnesto Sánchez Proal , Gustavo Parés , Jose Alonso Huerta Cruz , Luis Soenksen , Enrique Sucar , Yolanda Martinez Mancilla , Margarita Sordo Sanchez 1:00PME14-674 - Multipurpose
10Coffee Break2:30PME14-638 - General
11Introduction to machine learning with Python and scikit-learnAndreas Mueller 3:30PME14-633
12DABL: Automatic machine learning with a human in the loopAndreas Mueller 3:00PME14-674 - Multipurpose
13MIT Solve: A Marketplace for Social Impact & EntrepreneurshipHala Hanna 3:15PME14-674 - Multipurpose
14Artificial Intelligence and creativity at Google BrainPablo Samuel Castro 3:30PME14-674 - Multipurpose
15What can machines learn and what does it mean for occupations and the economy?Daniel Rock 3:45PME14-674 - Multipurpose
16Empowering children with artificial intelligence (AI) educationRandi Williams 4:00PME14-674 - Multipurpose
17A few fun demos and games with TensorFlow 2Josh Gordon 4:15PME14-674 - Multipurpose
18Break5:00pm
19Special Commissions5:15PME14-2-240, E15-3-359, E53- 482, E14-2-244, E14-3-393
20SumMIT Reception6:30pmE14-638 - General
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1REGISTRATION, SNACKS AND COFFEE 7:00AMSPACE ACROSS ELEVATORS ON 6TH FLOOR
2Day 2 keynoteLuis Videgaray 8:00AME14-674 - Multipurpose
3Argentina panel: Opportunities and challenges of Artificial Intelligence in ArgentinaJorge Aguado , Gerardo I. Simari , Nestor Camilo , Pablo Roccatagliata , Juan G. Corvalan 08:30 AME14-674 - Multipurpose
4COFFEE BREAK 10:00AME14-638 - General
5International Panel: Artificial Intelligence to advance the sustainable development goals: A global view Angélica Natera , Guillermo Anllo , Juliano Seabra , Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini , Armando Solar , Omar Costilla-Reyes 10:30AME14-674 - Multipurpose
6Lunch & Posters12:00PME14-638 General
7Colombia Panel: The present and the future of Artificial intelligence in ColombiaBeatriz Botero Arcila , Diego Hernández Losada , Juan Carlos Caicedo , German Hernandez , Francisco Gomez , Jaime Niño 1:00pmE14-638 - General
8Coffee Break2:00PME14-638 - General
9Workshops: Tensorflow 2.0. An open source machine learning library for research and productionJosh Gordon 2:30PMe14-633
10Using AI to solve Global Grand Challenges: An XPRIZE PerspectiveNeama Dadkhahnikoo 3:00 PME14-674 - Multipurpose
11Government Artificial Intelligence preparedness of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)Laura Montoya 3:15PME14-674 - Multipurpose
12Science and Technology in VenezuelaMinaya Villasana de Armas 3:30PME14-674 - Multipurpose
13Identifying Corruption Risk in Brazil: New Measures for Effective OversightRafael Braem Velasco 3:45PME14-674 - Multipurpose
14Data and Experiments for Action (IDEA) InitiativeJim Shen 4:00PME14-674 - Multipurpose
15Key aspects to succeed in the adoption of artificial intelligence in Latin America Omar Costilla-Reyes 4:15PME14-674 - Multipurpose
16Break4:30PME14-638 General
17Special Commissions4:45PME15-4-466,E15-3-359, E14-2-240, E15-4-493, E14-5-514B
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1REGISTRATION, SNACKS AND COFFEE7:00AMSPACE ACROSS ELEVATORS ON 6TH FLOOR
2Day 3 keynoteAlejandro Camino 8:00AME14-674 - Multipurpose
3AI at MITAbel Sanchez , David Sontag , Armando Solar 8:30AME14-674 - Multipurpose
4Coffee Break10:00AME14-638 - General
5Chile Panel: Artificial intelligence in ChileAndrea Guendelman , Julio A. Pertuze , Fernanda Soza , Patricio Rodriguez , Werner Creixell , Jordi Albo-Canals 10:30AME14-674 - Multipurpose
6Lunch & Posters12:00PME14-638 General
7Peru PanelLuiggi Francesco Geovany , Andrea Villanes Arellano , Miguel Paredes , Luz Fernandez Gandarias , César A. Beltrán-Castañón 1:00pmE14-674 - MULTIPURPOSE
8Coffee Break2:00PME14-638 - General
9Industry panel: Artificial intelligence in Industry and its potential effects in the Latin American regionMATIAS DE CARLI , Miguel Paredes , Luz Fernandez Gandarias , Luis Pineda , Lee Ulman , César A. Beltrán-Castañón 2:30PME14-674 - Multipurpose
10Closing remarks and student competition winner announcementLatin SumMIT Team 4:00PME14-674 - Multipurpose
11Break4:30PME14-638 GENERAL
12Special Commissions 4:45PME15-4-466,E15-3-359, E14-2-240, E15-4-493, E14-5-514B

Event Sponsors (more coming soon!)

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!

Diamond Sponsors

MIT ICEO

RIMAC

Softtek

Gold Sponsors

NDS Cognitive Labs

Silver Sponsors

MIT IBM WATSON LAB

X Company

Facebook

Alicorp

CrediCorp

Bronze Sponsors

NVIDIA

MIT CSAIL

Inter-American Development Bank

Miroculus

Oracle

MIT Sloan Latin America Office

Chile Massachusetts Alliance

Interested in joining?

If you are interested in being a sponsor check out this slideshow

Call for local students

Click on the link above and fill out the form if you are in the area and have a relevant project!

Hackathon

Join us for the first edition of the Artificial Intelligence Latin American Hackathon 2020, to be held right after the SumMIT, on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 of January at the third floor of the MIT Media Lab.

In this hackathon we will be tackling challenges related to the the topics of the SumMIT: health, education, government, peace and climate change

If you will be available to join us both days please fill this form:
https://forms.gle/hvpELEyDorLYc4uQA

Seats will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Travel Information


Checklist before coming to the event:
☑ Be ready to share your experience, academic background, business ideas/projects, etc.
☑ Think consciously beforehand what would be your proposals for future directions on AI in LA .
☑ Don’t forget business cards
☑ Keep warm! The weather might be very cold

Venue

MIT Media Laboratory

75 Amherst St

Cambridge, MA 02139

Where to stay

Please see the following:

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Registration Information

Registration can now be accessed at our Eventbrite page

Quick Contact

Conference Chairs

Emilia Simison

Emilia Simison

Coordinator, collaborations - Argentina

MIT Political Science

Guillermo Bernal

Guillermo Bernal

Coordinator - El Salvador

MIT Media Lab

Pedro Colon

Pedro Colon

Coordinator - Puerto Rico

MIT Media Lab

Omar Costilla-Reyes

Omar Costilla-Reyes

Lead Coordinator - Mexico

MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Organizational Comittee

This SumMIT is organized by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, postdocs and students from the MIT community, coming from all corners of Latin America.

Benjamin Barrera

Benjamin Barrera

Student Support

MIT

Keith Skaggs

Keith Skaggs

Student Support

MIT

Sebastian Acevedo

Sebastian Acevedo

Master in Public Administration

Harvard

Camilo Fosco

Camilo Fosco

PhD student

CSAIL - MIT

Gabriela Molina

Gabriela Molina

Coordinator, Student competition - Bolivia

MIT

Vanesa Fernandez

Vanesa Fernandez

Coordinator, programs -Mexico

MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Collaborators

United Nations

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

MIT ICEO

UNESCO

COLCIENCIAS - Colombia

MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico

Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior Mexico

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores - Mexico

Ministerio de Educacion Cultura y Tecnologia - Argentina

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Universidad Simon Bolivar

IALAB

XPrize

NIC.BR