On Tuesday, May 22, the first Centre for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence of Colombia will be officially opened thanks to the agreement signed between Ruta N and the Institute for Automation of Processes and Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI), of the United States.
It seeks to involve Medellín into a new global knowledge economy and to promote the development of new human talent capabilities.
In the upcoming years, the centre will develop new skills in local talent to achieve global quality standards and generate innovative and advanced services of process automation, artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, RPA, cognitive technologies and deep learning.
“This initiative will positively impact the future of the city since, the experience and the network of associated companies of IRPA AI and the Institute of Outsourcing will allow Medellín to position itself as an artificial intelligence hub,” said Alejandro Franco, Executive Director of Ruta N.
The Centre for Excellence will be the anchor for the creation of a new Business Development Center (CDN), which seeks to promote artificial intelligence startups, integrate specialized communities of young people and R & D groups that have been carrying out important work in the universities.
“This is great news for Medellín and the country. This Center will bring important advantages in the development of research, technology and job creation; and it will allow us to boost the attraction of foreign investment in the city, ” said Catalina Restrepo Carvajal, Executive Director of ACI Medellín..
The Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín and the Metropolitan Area – ACI Medellín, supported this agreement by providing industrial context legal and operational advice, and facilitating the local relationship of the North American companies in Medellín.