'Clever Colombia'; The initiative seeks to fund more than $9 billion in AI-based science, technology and innovation projects

The initiative will involve an investment of $9.4 billion to finance science, technology and innovation projects (EFE – Koen Van Weel)

Colombia's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation initiated the project „Intelligent Colombia”, a $9.4 billion investment initiative to fund science, technology and innovation projects. To address the challenges through technologies based on artificial intelligence and space technologies. The call is open until April 29 and seeks to support projects that provide solutions to regional challenges, thus promoting an environment of inclusive and sustainable innovation.

Mission of „Intelligent Colombia”. Promoting the use of artificial intelligence and space technologies to solve complex problems in different regions of Colombia. Through this, the aim is not only to improve the well-being and prosperity of these areas, but also to lay the foundations for future research and technological development. The project is expected to promote a culture of research and innovation that will generate improved knowledge and tools.

The strategy envisages comprehensive collaboration between different sectors and institutions, bringing together different sectors and communities to develop innovative solutions to the country's current challenges. With the participation of researchers, business people and local communities, „Colombia Intelligent” It was proposed as a national cooperation model to promote scientific and technological progress.

The initiative aims to promote the use of AI and space technologies to solve complex problems in different regions of Colombia (reference image – Freepik)

Projects selected in this call Not only in the field of education, it will demonstrate the potential of artificial intelligence and space technologiesBut in practical applications it will contribute to improving the quality of life of Colombian citizens.

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In this regard, Colombia's Minister of Science, Yesenia Olaya, indicated that the „Colombia Intelligence” initiative is a strategy to add to the government's proposed artificial intelligence program. „We recognize the role of artificial intelligence in the challenges and problems affecting our societies”Underlining the importance of opening up opportunities to encourage collaboration between different actors, he added the head of the portfolio. The minister also highlighted the need to develop innovative solutions beyond regional realities. Highlighting the potential of artificial intelligence to positively transform society.

The AI ​​call seeks to advance scientific careers and enhance capabilities in research, technology and innovation. This will be achieved by supporting young researchers and emerging research initiatives, as well as funding postgraduate programs and postgraduate degrees.

Colombian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Yesenia Olaya (EFE – Carlos Ortega)

To participate, proposals must be submitted in collaboration between the National Science, Technology and Innovation Organization and an institution in the country. In addition, the project must provide a solution to a local problem, working with community groups and local organizations.

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Yesenia Olaya faces a political control debate at the Republican Congress on April 3, within the ministry following continued complaints about work pressure, extended hours and high number of resignations. The call for this discussion was confirmed by the representative Jennifer PetrazaAfter the previous cancellation, the message was announced by the platform X.

The debate is being called amid concerns that Minister Olaya is not making efforts to secure additional funds allocated to the portfolio in the 2024 national budget.

Jennifer Pedraza pointed out in x „We already have a date for political control: April 3” (Colebrenza – Lina Casca)

In addition, there have been complaints of workplace harassment and limitations on the use of royalty funds earmarked for science, technology and innovation. from TimeIt has been revealed that Only 5% of available royalty resources are activated For 2023-2024, which is the lowest in the past five years, more than 2 trillion pesos in unallocated funds will be at risk. This situation has raised alarms about the management of the Minciencias and questions the effectiveness of the portfolio under Olaya's guidance at a critical moment for the country's scientific and technological development.

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