- April 17, 2020
On April 17, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual conversation on “AI and the Fight Against COVID-19” together with Anna Christmann, Member of the German Bundestag (Alliance 90/The Greens) and Spokeswoman for Innovation and Technology; Nicolas Miailhe, Founder & President of The Future Society; and Shannon Vallor, Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh.
The speakers looked at problems and possibilities of using artificial intelligence in the fight against COVID-19. Topics included the prediction of spreading patterns, the detection of the virus in patients, the search for sustainable treatment methods and the creation of movement profiles via tracing applications. This discussion was recorded and can be found on Aspen Germany’s YouTube Channel.
This conversation is part of an interactive series on “COVID-19 and Technology”. It gives participants the opportunity to engage with leading researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, thinkers and civil society in interactive discussions looking at how tech is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in Germany, Europe, the transatlantic space and the world. Talks will address how technology like AI, 3D printing and big data are supporting diagnostics, medical production, resilience and analytics of infection spreading. They will address issues around the geo-politics of tech in the pandemic, the race for a vaccine, cybersecurity, disinformation and fake news, and the use (and misuse) of data. This virtual conversation series takes place in partnership with Google.