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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

National AI strategies: first initiatives sought to contemplate ethical issue from the architecture thereof

Mexico is the first country in the region to formally present a strategy for the use of artificial intelligence. In addition to focusing on privacy, security and skills development, for the OECD and ITU all systems must have the human being as the focus.

While there are several initiatives to create a national Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, Mexico is the only country in Latin America that formally presented clear action to promote its development, adoption and use. Uruguay identified four pillars within its objectives in this area, which includes within its Digital Agenda: the inclusion of AI in public administration, the ability to develop it, its use and its application and the digitalization of citizenship. In Argentina, the government presented through the Ministry of Science and Technology a call to define the National Plan of Artificial Intelligence 2020-2030, which includes other topics such as blockchain, Internet of things (IoT) and big data and a bilateral cooperation with France, South Korea and Canada.

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Argentina · Fixed Broadband · Operators11/08/2020

Neutral operators and shared networks: A new competitive scenario is set up in AMBA

The amount of investments, the complexity of the permits, and the complex macroeconomic context in Argentina have led neutral operators to advance with proposals for sharing through different models in the last two years. Two of them are the American Tower and Ufinet.

Paraguay · E-Government06/08/2020

Paraguayan Digital e-Government Agenda, accelerated due to pandemic

Miguel Martín, vice minister of Information and Communication Technologies, highlighted the use of the local Covid-19 monitoring app. In a virtual event he referred to the work to achieve an own exit to submarine cables through Argentina and Brazil.

Chile · Mobile · Spectrum03/08/2020

Chilean government launches 5G tender and plans investments of US$3 billion

President Sebastián Piñera announced the start of the process during his Public Accountability speech: he stressed that Chile will be a pioneer in the region and that it will take a great leap forward in the full integration of the country into the digital society. Applications for the four parallel tenders will be received until October 19.

Argentina · E-Government04/08/2020

Federal Blockchain Argentina advances to support critical state processes

Interest in the platform, which had a sort of "standstill" in the government transition at the end of 2019, increased since the start of the pandemic due to the need to endorse bureaucratic procedures. In the coming months, the provinces of Formosa and Catamarca will join the public administrations that currently use the BFA.

Globales · Operators30/07/2020

Telefónica's revenues dropped 14.8% due to an impact of € 729 million associated with Covid-19

Between April and June, revenues reached € 10.34 billion due to the closing of commercial activity, in addition to unfavorable movements in exchange rates (it represented an impact of € 791 million). The Spanish company's net profit was € 831 million in the first half, a 53.5% decrease, and € 425 million in the second quarter, a 50.7% decrease. Hispam's revenues were € 1.881 billion, a 10.8% decrease year-on-year.

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