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USING AI AND BIG DATA TO FIGHT PANDEMICS – NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

An EIT Digital Silicon Valley Hub online panel debate

Wednesday, May 13, 12noon-1pm PDT, 3-4pm EDT, 9pm-10pm CEST

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AI and big data are aiding the fight against COVID-19 in multiple ways, such as identifying and tracking outbreaks, diagnosing the virus, developing vaccines, calculating disease models to shape national shutdowns and policies, surveillance and contact tracing, facial recognition and fever detection, and sterilization and delivery of food and supplies.

Our expert online debate will discuss pressing questions, such as:

  • What relevant breakthrough efforts in the AI and big data space are already underway?
  • What has worked and what hasn’t worked in the fight against COVID-19?
  • Where should the technology community accelerate their innovation activities and investments in?
  • Should privacy protections be put aside in a time of crisis?
  • How do you mitigate risks and engage in responsible development and use of AI in emergencies like COVID-19?
  • What are some of the practical ways to ensure that the solutions that are getting created are truly benefiting all, including some of the most marginalized communities around the world?

Panelists

  • Peter Fatelnig - Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the EU to the United States (Washington, DC)
  • Chahab Nastar - Chief Innovation Officer, EIT Digital (Paris)
  • Gry Hasselbalch  Co-founder of DataEthics.eu & Member of the European Commission’s High-Level Group on AI (Copenhagen)
  • Luigi Congedo – Principal, BootstrapLabs (leading Venture Capital firm focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco)
  • Andra Keay – Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics (Startup Ecosystem Builder, San Francisco)

Moderator

  • Leila Toplic – Lead for Emerging Tech at NetHope, a non-profit technology consortium of 50+ NGOs (Seattle)

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