September 09, 2021 #ChileDiverse

Image of Chile working group discusses opportunities in the areas of science and knowledge

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The meeting was attended by some twenty participants, including the Minister of Science, Andrés Couve, as well as key players from universities, foundations and research centers.


In a new round table organized by Imagen de Chile, key actors in the area of science and knowledge raised the main challenges and milestones facing the country in this area and how Chile is creating the future from the study and fight against climate change, Antarctic science, the development of astronomy, artificial intelligence, the key contributions of universities, foundations and research centers, among other topics.

"We want this to be a space in which we can work together, share what each one is doing from their organizations so that we can represent in the best possible way this important dimension from which Chile communicates and builds country image," said the executive director of Imagen de Chile, Constanza Cea.

For his part, the Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Andrés Couve, highlighted the four main axes from which this organization is building the future. In the first place, the contribution that the Ministry of Science has made in the advancement of the vaccination program in Chile. "It has worked with the scientific community from the beginning, anticipating and measuring based on scientific evidence the reasons for decisions, with public and private collaboration. In Chile we have based the discussion on scientific and technical arguments and this has great relevance in how Chile is projected," the minister assured. Secondly, he mentioned the importance and priority given to issues related to data management and artificial intelligence; strengthening the strategic position in the monitoring and study of global climate change with a view to COP 26; and, fourthly, the institutional framework.

Among the participants at the table were the Minister of Science, Andrés Couve; the president of the National Council of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Álvaro Fischer; the general manager of Fundación Chile, Marcos Kulka; the president and executive director of Fundación Encuentros del Futuro, Daniel Fernández and Nicolás Fernández respectively; the president of the Chilean Society of Astronomy, María del Carmen Argudo; the director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute, Marcelo Leppe; the research director of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, María Elena Boisier; the research director of the Universidad de Chile, Silvia Nuñez; the director of Learn Chile, Marcos Avilez; and the director of the CR2 climate and resilience center, Maisa Rojas, among other participants.



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