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Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage at FILBo 2024 Book Forums

Renowned Argentine consultant Daniel Benchimol will lead a two-session intensive workshop on artificial intelligence applied to the book industry.
The Colombian Chamber of Books, in partnership with the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, and with the support of ProChile and the Regional Center for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean (Cerlalc), is organizing Book Forums, a training and education activity focused on AI in 2024, taking place on April 18th and 19th.
"Tackling 'More Editors than Ever: Books and AI'" is the title of the opening lesson at the Boo
k Forums by Jorge Carrión, exploring future scenarios for book professionals and the effective use of AI.
Bogota, April 2024. The Bogotá International Book Fair (FILBo), organized by the Colombian Chamber of Books (CCL) and Corferias, will pay special attention this year to Artificial Intelligence and its impact on transforming the publishing industry through specialized encounters and training for all players in the book ecosystem (publishers, illustrators, editors, translators, librarians, among others). The Book Forums' schedule is aimed at authors, entrepreneurs, cultural managers, students, and the general public.
"Artificial intelligence in the publishing industry is having an increasingly significant impact, which is why during the 36th edition of FILBo, we want to delve into it to understand how to tackle this transformation that affects us all. To achieve this, we will have the participation of distinguished experts such as Daniel Benchimol and Jorge Carrión, who will share their knowledge through talks and workshops," says Adriana Ángel, director of FILBo 2024.
Daniel Benchimol, a renowned lecturer and expert in digital strategies for the publishing industry, will conduct a practical, intensive, in-person workshop focusing on the application of AI in book production and marketing. The Argentine is the author of the book "Innovative Business Models in the Latin American Publishing Industry" and leads Project 451, an agency assisting over 350 publishers and organizations throughout Latin America and Spain in the transformation process proposed by new technologies.
The workshop will be held in two sessions on April 18th and 19th, 2024, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall C of Corferias, under the title "Masterclasses at Book Forums: AI Applied to the Book Industry." Participants will gain a deep understanding of how AI is currently employed in the publishing field, as well as explore its real possibilities. It is aimed at stakeholders in the publishing sector and all links in the book production chain interested in implementing these technologies to optimize their work.
Benchimol will provide practical tools on how to make the most of AI in the daily operations of the publishing world. The workshop will also serve as a networking space where attendees can create short-or medium-term business relationships to develop business opportunities or share information. Additionally, those who achieve over 80% attendance will receive a participation certificate.
On the other hand, Spanish writer, literary critic, and director of the Master in Literary Creation at UPF Barcelona, Jorge Carrión, will deliver the opening lecture at the Book Forums, titled "More Editors than Ever. Books and AI." In this session, taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Grand Hall B of Corferias, questions such as: What options do professionals have in the face of AI's emergence? And what scenarios lie ahead in the future?
The expert has addressed AI in various settings and contexts, for example, through novels like "Membrane," a science fiction work published by Galaxia Gutenberg, where he explores the future of museums in the 21st century; as well as in his podcast "Solaris," described as a program of sound essays, where he discusses various topics of technology, science, and sociology, including artificial intelligence, big data, animal culture, polyamory, quantum computing, among others.
The Book Forums at FILBo
The Book Forums agenda also includes a variety of panel discussions addressing topics such as the book production chain and AI; AI tools for research and knowledge; how to produce and market publications in the AI era?; data analysis for decision-making in the publishing sector, among others. They will also take place on April 18th and 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., under the title "Book Forums: Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on the Book Chain."
For more information about the Book Forums agenda and the invited AI experts, visit