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October 2020

Safe and Trustworthy Al-Based Data Algorithms – Emerging Best Practices in the Global South and the Global North

20 October, 2020 at 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM EDT
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Data algorithms are critical tools that have brought benefits to the public and private sector and the broader Data Community. However, public trust in artificial intelligence-based Data Algorithms has faltered due to a lack of transparency in how Data Algorithms function and public involvement in decision making around how such Algorithms are used. In line with recommendation 3C of the report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, the session will discuss challenges and solutions relating to the…

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Leveraging Data and AI to Achieve the SDGs While Moving Toward a Global Data Access Framework

21 October, 2020 at 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM EDT
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In line with recommendation 1B of the report of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, which advocates for the creation of a platform for sharing digital public goods in a manner that respects privacy, the session will discuss ways in which AI and access to quality data can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, the session will discuss the technical infrastructure necessary to facilitate access to quality data through the development of the Global Data Access…

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November 2020

Global crises and socially responsible data responses

9 November, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET
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There needs to be more discussion on the use of data-driven innovation in policy-making, e.g. exploring the role of public-private partnerships and how private-sector data can be leveraged, voluntarily, to provide evidence for informed policy-making. This session aims to uncover how data sharing can provide relevant tools for prevention and management of such global crises. Through break-group discussions the workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet one another, share experiences and identify opportunities for multistakeholder collaboration. The workshop…

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April 2021

FP Virtual Dialogue: Foreign Policy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

15 April at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Confronted with volatile dynamics across the geopolitical landscape, governments are increasingly turning to technology to discover unfolding events and evaluate global risks. As artificial intelligence technology continues to evolve, new tools are helping governments effectively forecast risks, adapt to rapidly changing environments and better navigate complex and shifting scenarios. Foreign Policy, in partnership with Dataminr, will convene a forward-looking conversation on diplomacy and international crisis mitigation in the digital age. The conversation will illuminate how governments are adapting to the…

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Integrative big and thick data approaches for development

28 April at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM BST
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Big data, which is large datasets generated from digital devices and sensors (e.g. social media, mobile data and remote sensing data) are creating new possibilities to transform development research and policy. However, such data are usually decontextualized data which decrease the meaning and value that can be extracted from it. More traditional thick data collected through qualitative and ethnographic methods could rescue big data from this context-loss as they are better able to explain the why and how of what…

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The 2021 Symposium of AI for Social Good

30 April at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM UTC
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UN Global Pulse is pleased to be speaking during the 2021 Symposium of Artificial Intelligence for Social Good in a panel where discussions will centre around Deployment and Impact of AI for Good. (11:00-12:30) PANEL 2: DEPLOYMENT & IMPACT OF AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD Moderator: Ryan Shi Sera Linardi Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Founder & Director, Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation Miguel Luengo-Oroz Chief Data Scientist, United Nations Global Pulse Co-founder, Malariaspot & Spotlab Bill Thies Senior…

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May 2021

4th Virtual WHO Infodemic Management Conference: Advances in Social Listening for Public Health

4 May at 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CEST
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Building on progress from three WHO Infodemic Management Conferences last year, we are delighted to welcome you to join the 4th WHO Infodemic Management Conference (virtual) between 4 – 12 May 2021. This conference brings together experts from different areas of research and practice to exchange lessons learned for advancing approaches in digital social listening for public health. Developing social listening approaches for teams to detect changes in community questions, concerns, and narratives will help to create a more adaptive and…

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Harnessing Foresight for Building Back Better: STI Forum – Online Side Event

5 May at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
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Foresight and futures thinking have long been integral parts of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies. They are also core to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, as a means to define pathways and promote collective action towards a desired future. Over the past year, their importance has grown even more, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to improve our ability to anticipate the future and prepare better for such crises. The need to couple foresight…

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Virtual World Village Festival 2021

29 May at 3:00 PM - 30 May at 3:00 PM EEST
One UN Finland at the World Village Festival 2021 in Finland - with the UN Virtual Village

UN Global Pulse Finland together with other UN organizations in Finland are participating in this year’s virtual World Village Festival taking place on the 29th and 30th of May. The online event features numerous concerts from around the world and from Finland, current documentary films, tens of thought-provoking speeches, kids’ programme and a trade fair. It is hosted by the Finnish NGO Fingo. The One UN Finland Festival Programme: Virtual UN village: Online desks where participants can interact with UN…

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June 2021

HIMSS21 & Health 2.0 European Health Conference

9 June at 4:20 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
HIMSS21 - Tackling Health Inequalities: Levelling-up Beyond COVID-19

UN Global Pulse Finland is participating in an event about “Tackling Health Inequalities: Levelling-up Beyond COVID-19” at the HIMSS21 & Health 2.0 European Health Conference on 9 June 2021 from 4:20pm to 5:15pm (CEST). The session will explore solutions bridging health inequalities and the role of data and technology in building more equitable health systems. It will answer questions like: How can we achieve this through harnessing the power of information and technology – without technology itself becoming an amplifier…

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