VORTEX develops science, algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence for understanding social complexity and confronting global networks of crime and corruption.
In 2011 Vortex Foundation was established in Colombia to develop protocols and algorithms for analyzing networks of massive victimization in that country. During the next decade, those tools were applied across Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Since 2019, SciVortex Corporation (United States) executes non-profit projects and collaborations worldwide. Scientific Vortex LLC (United States) currently commercializes VORISOMA.
VORTEX has worked with judicial analysts, prosecutors, enforcement agents, judges, and scholars across Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and Africa, researching complex networks of trafficking, corruption, and massive human rights violations. Some of those networks are presented in the Criminal Aura Graph.
VORTEX allocates all its resources to the ultimate goal of developing concepts, methodologies, and algorithms for understanding global networks of crime and corruption, and promoting justice, human rights, and government accountability.
1. The world is not fragmented between “hard” and “soft” issues, social and individual phenomena, or rational and emotional problems. These elements are mutually affected in analog causality relations.
2. The vortex between social-digital and natural-analog phenomena should be a source of analysis.
3. Scientists should communicate their scientific findings and discussions to society, policymakers, and decision-makers.
4. A scientific vortex happens when different areas of human knowledge integrate into/with scientific methods and findings. This implies integrating science and humanism.
1. Institutions: As an emerging phenomenon these cannot be understood solely by analyzing its parts. We analyze the origin, regulation, and consolidation of formal and informal institutions as collective behavioral patterns; from traditions to States.
2. Society and global crime: Each society faces specific types of crime; however, some types are global and affect most contemporary societies. To face and address these criminal patterns, from corruption to human trafficking, society must understand their global criminal structures.
3. Brains and minds: To understand human nature it is essential to understand the interaction between minds and brains, especially how these elements create epistemological realities. Artificial Intelligence and the "hard problem of consciousness" are central issues of these reflections.