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VIRTUAL EVENT

International Seminar on Technology Foresight for the Americas "Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence." Virtual edition 2021, with the support of the Government of the State of Hidalgo, Mexico.

Live stream starts at 10 AM (CST)

ABOUT THE EVENT

The objective of Prospecta Americas is to share good practices and experiences by regional experts in technology foresight, support the development of capacities, generate joint collaboration projects and improve the social appropriation of knowledge of 10  transformative technologies identified as promising for the region such as: Big Data, Internet of Things (5G), Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Robotics, 3D and 4D Manufacturing, Gene Editing, Biomedical Engineering and New Nano Structured Materials.

 

In the virtual edition 2021, we will dedicate two days to discuss blockchain and artificial intelligence and the conformation of the new  Centers of Excellence in Technology Foresight for the Americas.

10:00 -10:30 (CST)

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

11:30 - 11:45 (CST)

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE OF PROSPECTA AMERICAS ON TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
  • César Parga, Chief, Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology Section, Department of Economic Development, SEDI, OAS

11:45 - 12:55 (CST)

PANEL - “BLOCKCHAIN, DIGITAL ASSETS AND CRYPTO APPLICATIONS: AN INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY CHAIN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAS”

12:55 -13:00 (CST)

CLOSING OF DAY 1

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

10:00 -10:15 (CST)

INTRODUCTION
  • Honourable Daryl Vaz, Minister, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology of Jamaica, Chair of the VI Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Science and Technology

10:15 - 11:00 (CST)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Raúl Rojas, Director, Dahlem Center for Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

  • Commentator: Saiph Savage, Director of the Civic A.I. Lab, Northeastern University and co-Director of the Civic Innovation Lab at UNAM

11:00 - 11:45 (CST)

PRESENTATION OF REGIONAL FORESIGHT STUDIES
  • Francisco José Mojica, Director, Center for Strategic Thinking and Foresight, Externado University of Colombia

  • Javier Medina, Director of the CYTED Latino-American Network on Foresight and Innovation

11:45 - 12:45 (CST)

PANEL - “AI AND ROBOTICS: DUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAS”

12:45 -13:00 (CST)

CLOSING REMARKS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

Join us on October 27 and 28

Reserve your place by clicking here

 
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