2020 GVN Special Annual Meeting: Epidemics & Pandemics in the Modern Era

The Global Virus Network is holding a 2020 GVN Special Annual Meeting to address epidemics and pandemics in the modern era. The meeting will bring together members and representatives of GVN Centers of Excellence globally to facilitate international collaborations and sharing of information. Specifically, this meeting will focus on lessons learned from previous and current …

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Protecting Human Rights During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond: Digital Pandemic Surveillance and the Right to Privacy

The application of machine learning (ML) and other artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities without careful consideration and due diligence can add additional layers of obscurity, complexity, and rapid scalability that may exacerbate threats to privacy and other rights. This high-level multi-stakeholder panel – composed of experts from government, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector …

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UN World Data Forum

The UN World Data Forum brings together data and statistical experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia and professional bodies. Data experts and users gather to spur data innovation, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Global crises and socially responsible data responses

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. …

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

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, …

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Integrative big and thick data approaches for development

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 …

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The 2021 Symposium of AI for Social Good

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 …

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