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🤖 [CITY.AI] Applied AI – Bogota Edition

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🤖 [CITY.AI] Applied AI – Bogota Edition
By City AI • Issue #34 • View online
🔥 What’s up, Bogota?  This week’s Applied Artificial Intelligence newsletter comes from Bogota, capital of Colombia, once a dangerous country, consumed in a +50 years of civil conflict, now a top destination for tourism and one of the most promising Tech Hubs in Latin America, with huge potential upside still waiting to be explored. 
This month, 2.600 meters above the sea level, the city hosted the first City AI event in the South American region. Attendees and speakers alike discussed the potential of more people applying AI in big companies and startups, in the public and the private sector, that could be the engine for progress and competitive advantage in the country. Read more in the sections below. 
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Applied AI by Juan Nates, Bogota AI
Juan Nates, your guest curator for this edition, is CEO and founder of ColombiaGames, a tech entrepreneur, previously part of the directive board of initiatives like @MobileMonday and @IGDA in Colombia, and co-founder of Bogotá AI with Juliana Hernandez, a senior Marketing Strategist and Project Manager in Tech companies.
Launch of Bogota AI
The first Bogota AI gathering was hosted by WeWork Bogota, where on stage Diego Saenz, Director of Cognitive Solutions at Cognitiva IBM Watson Strategic Partner, shared insights about the Colombian financial sector immersed in a moment of arduous regulation, cyber risks, branch optimization, generational changes and improvement of the customer experience, and how through the implementation of AI technologies it is possible to obtain a refreshing element in the search to solve the industry challenges.
Lessons from Bogota
Zooming on the applications of AI 1DOC3 spoke about a healthcare use-case  - allowing doctors to answer anonymously to symptoms presented by the patient. This platform is characterized by providing its users with a linear model of Internet attention using artificial intelligence. Thanks to the results obtained through the use of AI in this application, they have provided more than 37 million consultations till date, mainly in Colombia and Mexico, and have been able to answer questions in more than 122 countries for Spanish-speaking users.
In the field of Machine Learning for the prediction of fraud PayU Latam, a leading payment service provider, shared their experience, designing and implementing a solution that allows the prediction of transactional fraud online of 200 thousand transactions per day, through models that can access historical data and compute in the 1/1000 second, a limited amount of time available that has an online transaction to decide whether or not it happens. Applying this model for credit and debit card payments, has shown great benefits for decreasing fraud. 
💻 Insights from the Bogota AI Community
Proyecto premiado: Inteligencia artificial que lee las emociones | Uniandes
La startup colombiana Data Gran le apuesta a optimizar la pauta digital con Inteligencia Artificial
Health in the age of artificial intelligence
Global Headlines
DreamQuark beefs up financial services through artificial intelligence  |  TechCrunch
Artificial Intelligence Can Hunt Down Missile Sites in China Hundreds of Times Faster Than Humans | WIRED
Artificial Intelligence Is Here And It Wants To Revolutionize Psychiatry
How to charm the bots in charge of hiring for your dream job | VentureBeat
Upcoming City AI events
Bangkok AI #5 - November 29 - 2017 - sold out
City AI London - Precision & Personalisation through applied AI - December 7 - 2017 - get your tickets here
Amsterdam AI #6 - December 11 - 2017 - get your tickets here
Paris AI #2 - December 12 - 2017 - get your tickets here
Madrid AI #2 - December 21 - 2017 - get your tickets here
Berlin AI #7 - January 17 - 2018 - get your tickets here
Hamburg AI #3 - January 17 - 2018 - get your tickets here
Thanks for reading!
Big shout out to Juan from Bogota AI for curating this edition! 
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Curated with ❤️ from Bogota,
Juan & The City AI team
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