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exploration studio

human-centered and tech-enabled solutions to tough questions

About the studio

The Exploration Studio seeks to answer our questions with concrete applications of technology and by exploring new technologies and trends, offering use cases and reports to inspire similar efforts across the world and insight to our AI for Good Lab.

Our pilot projects are carried out with international organizations and all levels of governments, from federal to state and municipal, seeking to explore the potential of new technologies or trends such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Open Banking to advance the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, as well as Mexico's priorities, accelerating socioeconomic development. 

If you are interested in carrying out a pilot project with us or in research on new trends and technologies, please reach out to

Claudia Del Pozo

Head of Operations

claudia@cminds.co

past projects
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My Job, My Future (2019)

How can we prepare the workforce of a border city for the future of work?

Together with Swae, the Ministry of Innovation of Education of the State of Chihuahua (SIDE) and the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness (i2C), we are testing the potential for citizen participation processes to be automated by carrying out an exercise that combines technology and collective intelligence to address challenges related to Future of Work in Ciudad Juárez. 

Road and Bridge Network
Data Economy and AI in Latam: Risks and Opportunities (2020)

How can Latin America make the most of the AI revolution in a responsible way?

In a project financed by Facebook and coordinated by the Center for Technology and Societal Studies (CETyS) of the San Andrés University in Argentina, we published a report that explores the implications of a global data economy for Latin America, exploring risks and opportunities specific to the region and exploring best practices across the world.

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Blockchain against Corruption (2018)

To what extent can blockchain reduce corruption in public call processes?

Together with IBM, Krieger, the University of Guadalajara, the National Digital Strategy Coordination (CEDN), and the Ministry of Finance and Planning of the State of Guadalajara (SEPAF), we developed a distributed ledger to explore its potential to reduce corruption in open call processes, one of the government's most corruption-prone activities according to OCP.

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Open Banking Pilots (2018)

What challenges will Mexico's banks face and what new services might emerge?

In collaboration with the National Banking and Values Commission (CNBV), the National Digital Strategy Coordination (CEDN), the Open Data Institute (ODI), we worked with 5 leading Mexican banks to adopt certain endpoints of the UK Open Banking Standard. This exercise ended with Mexico's first Open Banking Hackathon.

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Blockchain for Better Public Registries (2018)

How can Blockchain help Mexico's Ministry of Economy better manager their services?

C Minds worked with the RUCAM public registry area of Mexico's Ministry of Economy to explore its potential to improve transparency and traceability, producing recommendations with regards to its adoption.

our current INICIATIVES
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
Ethical AI Booklet for Entrepreneurs

How can we translate the existing ethical guidelines into concrete action points?

While there are many existing ethical guidelines regarding AI, entrepreneurs lack a clear pathway to developing and implementing the technology in an ethical manner. Together with Facebook, we are putting together this booklet to help them understand what ethical AI means, with a special focus on Latin America. It will offer steps to follow to become a more responsible AI company as well as auto-evaluation tools and best practices.

Agro Jalisco

How can Jalisco harness the power of AgriTech to boost its leadership? 

We are leading a capabilities-building program for AgriTech startups in Jalisco in order to provide them with the support they need, from tech knowledge to business growth, to thrive. Not only will this strengthen Jalisco's agricultural leadership in the country and region, this is also a first experiment to understand how new technologies could help address the global food challenge.

AI for Better Teachers

Can personalized training programs made by algorithms increase impact?

We are working with the leading Mexican education organization UNETE to explore to what extent personalizing their existing training program based on past data can grow their impact. Part of this project includes the development of 3 algorithms in order to predict the best training sequence for each teacher.

AI for Climate

Can AI be leveraged to fight Climate Change? How can it be used to preserve nature?

We are working with the conservationists to explore how AI can be best leveraged for resilience, carbon offset monitoring, big data analysis for environmental indicators, natural reserves monitoring and energy efficiency. We are also launching an initiative on AI Carbon Neutrality that allows companies to balance the amount of carbon dioxide they produce with actions that are designed to protect the environment.

Keep Up
by C Minds

How can tech help us learn from international experts on different subjects?

Keep Up by C Minds is our platform to share Mexico's work with the world and learn from the work of other countries. We invite experts on a variety of topics to present their perspective, ideas and work with the Mexican public, and to interact with them in a digital open dialogue space, while also inviting key Mexican stakeholders to present the country's progress in the selected field. 

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