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Using AI to fight corruption in the Brazilian government

Using AI to fight corruption in the Brazilian government

talk I gave at Evidence2Action: Smart Government, on May 10th, 2017, San Francisco, CA

Thiago Marzagão

May 10, 2017
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  1. Using AI to fight corruption in the Brazilian government
    Thiago Marzagão
    data scientist
    OPS’ deputy head

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  2. the last few years in Brazil...

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  3. the Fachin list (4/11)
    - 17 political parties
    - 24 out of 27 states
    - all former presidents
    - 3 governors
    - 8 ministers
    - 39 representatives
    - 24 senators
    - ...dozens of other bigshots

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  4. using AI to find corrupt employees

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  5. what the app looks at:
    - how did he/she got in?
    (political connections vs
    entrance exams)
    - owns company?
    - punished before?
    - position?
    - ... hundreds of other variables

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  6. using AI to predict procurement risk

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  7. what the app looks at:
    - campaign donations?
    - how many employees?
    - has been around for how long?
    - how many bids?
    - scope of activities?

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  8. cooperation w/ academia
    - how common are frauds in public
    procurement?
    - in 2014 alone:
    - 30,302 bidders w/ same phone
    numbers
    - 2,882 bidders w/ same
    addresses
    - 532,986 identical bids
    - 154,911 bids from same IP
    addresses
    - what’s the damage caused by
    frauds in public procurement?
    - (working on it)
    Claudio Ferraz, PUC-RJ
    Dimitri Szerman, PUC-RJ
    Frederico Finan,
    UC-Berkeley

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  9. @tmarzagao
    http://thiagomarzagao.com
    [email protected]

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