Webinar: How can Artificial Intelligence help Latin America and the Caribbean fight the COVID-19 virus?
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Artificial intelligence can bolster efforts to combat COVID-19 by accelerating research on treatments, diagnostics and drawing lessons from previous pandemics.
This OECD webinar will explore how governments in Latin America and the Caribbean can leverage AI technology to guide policy makers, the medical community, and society at large through every stage of the COVID-19 crisis, including its aftermath.
During the webinar, the OECD will give an update on the latest developments and considerations in OECD countries and beyond, and share how artificial intelligence has helped to combat COVID-19. The presentation and ensuing discussion will help policy makers in the LAC region to design AI policies and strategies to combat COVID-19.
When to watch:
16:30–18:00 CEST (Paris, Brussels) 12:30–14:00 GMT-3 (Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Santiago) 11:30–13:00 GMT-4 (Santo Domingo) 10:30–12:00 GMT-5 (Bogotá, Lima) 9:30–11:00 GMT-6 (Mexico City, San José)
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Access: Please join the session 15 minutes prior with the link provided by email following your registration.
Languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation will be available via Zoom during the event).Agenda and speakers
Moderation by Mr. Luis Aranda,
, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and InnovationOpening remarks by:
Mr. Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Mr. Andreas Schaal, Director, OECD Global Relations SecretariatPresentation:
“Using artificial intelligence to help combat COVID-19”, Ms. Karine Perset and Mr. Luis Aranda, OECD.AI Policy Observatory, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and InnovationPanel discussion with:
Ms. Cristina Pombo, Principal Advisor and Head of the Digital and Data Cluster, Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
Mr. José Gustavo Sampaio Gontijo, Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation, Secretariat for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Brazil
Ms. Constanza Gómez-Mont, Founder and CEO, C-Minds
Mr. José Antonio Guridi, Advisor to the Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Chile
Ms. María Isabel Mejía, Senior Executive, Digital Innovation in Government Directorate, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Mr. Massimo Craglia, Lead Scientist at the Digital Economy Unit, European CommissionLive Q&A with the audience
Closing remarks by Mr. Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation