Ciudad Juarez is at the forefront with the creation of the Artificial Intelligence Cluster


Artificial intelligence applies when a machine imitates the cognitive functions that humans associate with other human minds. What is known about Artificial Intelligence today is only 1 % of what it will actually be in the future. By 2035, experts predict that computers will be as intelligent as humans.


From the beginning of the human being, intelligence began to double every 1,500 years, then began to develop languages and began to put ideas into books, this allowed double human knowledge every 250 years.


Subsequently, science allowed to double the knowledge every 25 years and with the development of technology has doubled the information in a period of 8 years.


Today, in the age of technological information, knowledge doubles every 12 months and IBM experts predict that knowledge will double every 12 hours in a very near future.


To put in context the application of artificial intelligence in the day to day of people, this is an example: to make a medical diagnosis there are two options to go; an option is a doctor who does not use technology to diagnose and acquire information through books; another option is a doctor who has the most advanced and innovative devices on the market, which also provides him updated information at the time. Who will make a more accurate diagnosis if knowledge doubles every 12 hours?


Now let us look at artificial intelligence in the finance sector, as there is today a company in the United States that has artificial intelligence systems making 500 million transactions a month on Wall Street, making it earn millions of dollars for its certainty in the buying and selling of shares. What will be thinking the companies that sell services for the purchase and sale of shares?


200 years ago the existence was known of 10 different areas of knowledge managed with the 86,000 million neurons that the human body has, but nowadays these neurons are no longer enough to handle a single area at 100 %; that is why artificial intelligence will be needed to re-handle more than one area at a time or to inject neurons, in addition to saving the information in the “cloud” to manage again more than one area at a time.


The Cluster of Artificial Intelligence was born from the need to start a new industry in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to develop high-leveled computer systems.


This goes beyond of just focusing on system development, as drones, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Mega Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networking and more technical areas should be considered.  During the formation of the cluster, the members identified that the artificial intelligence is related to each one of these subjects and in all the professional processes existing in any industry.


Integrating the first cluster of artificial intelligence in Ciudad Juarez and competing globally can be very complicated. But taking into account that in this city the manufacturing industry was born in the 60s, then it is not so complicated to create the bases that provide strength to this project.


One of the objectives that emerged from the members of the cluster is to count on future with engineers from Ciudad Juarez developing high impact applications, creating industry that previously did not exist in the area and with very little integration in the country.


The cluster is in talks with the manufacturing industry to understand its needs and provide solutions through cognitive systems. Likewise, there is a connection between the cluster and the academy to implement courses that support the concept of artificial intelligence. Therefore, the cluster is seeking to be the link between the maquiladora industry and the academia to participate together in innovative projects.


The service provided to manufacturing export companies is solely for the support of resources. However, the cluster will also try to take advantage of and be involved in projects of companies to help them innovate from Ciudad Juarez and thus prevent multinationals from finding innovation in other countries.


Ministry of Economy


Based on the guidelines established by the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, through ProMexico CEO Paulo Carreno, will seek to consolidate the clusters throughout the country.


Through ProMexico in the State of Chihuahua they have called for the formation of clusters since 2015. To date these efforts have culminated in the stage of the formation of the Civil Association of the following clusters, with the solidity of the Triple Helix: Medical Devices Cluster, Artificial Intelligence Cluster, Logistics and Foreign Trade Cluster, Advanced Manufacture Cluster and the Medical Tourism Cluster.




Having 1,000 people in Ciudad Juarez, developing applications of artificial and cognitive intelligence in a period of less than 10 years.


As an initial stage, the goal is for engineers to develop applications using Watson / IBM to create cognitive systems in the medical, legal, financial, educational, and other fields. Subsequently, the objective is to carry out projects with national and international impact.


Once a global network of representatives is established, it will be crucial to detect the needs that exist in each of the points where the cluster is present, to provide artificial intelligence services around the world.


Triple Helix


The Triple Helix model gives strength to the cluster, forming a group of academics, entrepreneurs and officials with a global vision, who are in search of new areas of work of high impact in the region. The cluster consists of the following representatives of the Triple Helix:




Enrique Portillo, entrepreneurship director at ITESM Juarez; Hermenegildo Lagarda, director of ITCJ and Jorge Rodas, research professor at UACJ.




Eduardo Ramos, CEO from AduanaSoft; Jorge Topete, CEO of mtNet; Jose Gonzalez, CEO at InfoLink y Zahoree; Oscar Orozco, CEO from DobleO Consulting; Sergio Munoz, CEO of InteliGene and Víctor Hernandez, CEO of Near Software.




Carlos Yates Garcia, director of ProMexico in the State of Chihuahua; Alejandra de la Vega, secretary of the Ministry of Innovation and Economic Development from the State’s Government; Jaime Campos, director of Industry from the State’s Government and Humberto Alvarez, director of Municipal Economic Development in Ciudad Juarez.


The cluster also has representatives in different cities:


David Andujo, in Chihuahua; Edgar Garcia, in Mexico City; Gustavo Chavez, in Austin; Javier Munoz, in Chicago; Joel Jacinto, at Silicon Valley; Jose Luis Zamorano, in Monterrey; Oscar Orozco, in Guadalajara; Oscar Orozco, in Mexico City and Sergio Munoz, who is working to have a representative in Germany