I-DAIR’s hubs: a global network of regional expertise promoting transdisciplinary, diverse and shared digital solutions for health.
The regional hubs are the backbone of I-DAIR’s distributed architecture. They provide a so far non-existing platform for regional leadership on digital health and AI research and can ensure the development of a growing number of digital and AI-based solutions for health issues that are built upon globally pulled lessons learnt and based upon a global expertise to be the most sustainable, efficient, relevant, impactful and inclusive.
November 24, 2021, today, a year after the start of its incubation phase, I-DAIR celebrates the release of the report from its first PathFinders project: the Global Research Map (GRM).
On November 24th, 2021, I-DAIR will launch the Global Research Map (GRM) during a hybrid event at the Intercontinental in Geneva with online participation. The event will include a demonstration of the GRM tool and its functionality to be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of I-DAIR partners and stakeholders on the added-value and potential applications of the GRM.
Today, the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) and the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) of Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), in Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a basis for international cooperation in science, technology and innovation, advancing Target 17.6 of the SDG3 on the promotion of Universal Health Coverage.
Invited to speak at the 2021 Tallinn Digital Summit, I-DAIR’s CEO and Project Director, Dr. Amandeep Singh Gill, presented his insights on the Global Free Flow of Data and the necessity to move towards a new, more generous and collaborative paradigm for AI and data. Dr. Gill noted that the flow of data still remains fragmented and in the hands of a few big and autonomous players. He then introduced I-DAIR’s framework for a […]
I-DAIR's Director, Dr. Amandeep Gill, will be speaking on 7 September, at the Tallinn Digital Summit 2021 on the Global Free Flow of Data and the necessity to move towards a new paradigm of data for health as global public good. With the rise of AI, we’ve entered another stage of digital transformation. But a big part of the future will be based and delivered by good quality data and asking the right questions. This is especially true in […]
The UK has invited the Global Pandemic Data Alliance to drive the implementation of the S7 Recommendations to improve safe data access and use for health emergencies. This invitation comes in response to a call from the Science Academies of the Group of Seven (S7) to realize a better level of ‘data readiness’ for future health emergencies, and the June 2021 launch of the G7 100 Days Mission report to respond to Future […]
Dr. Amandeep Gill will be speaking on 13 October at World Summit AI 2021, on Does AI in a crisis need ethics with urgency? Artificial intelligence tools can help save lives in a pandemic. However, the need to implement technological solutions rapidly raises challenging ethical issues. We need new approaches for ethics with urgency, to ensure AI can be safely and beneficially used in the COVID-19 response and beyond. […]
Dr. Amandeep Gill, Dr. Mehdi Snene and Dr. Peiling Yap will be speaking on 8 September at AI Expo Africa 2021, on Collaborative Development & Governance of AI: The Case of Digital Health. I-Dair will be making the case for heightened collaboration and governance in AI with a functioning and adaptable framework derived from our Digital Health R&D portfolio. […]
Dr. Gill will be speaking on 25 August at UNIDIR's Innovations Dialogue on Preserving and Fostering Digital Trust: The Way Forward. In the era of digital transformation, digital technologies now underpin core societal functions. Our ability to unlock the true potential of digital technologies and leverage their transformative benefits for society, economy and the environment is dependent on preservation of trust […]
The 2021 G7 Summit hosted by the UK at Carbis Bay set an ambitious target of 100 days for diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines to respond to future pandemics. The 100 Days Mission will require a significantly different effort from what we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The signing between CENS and the I-DAIR platform will allow Chile to participate in a global network dedicated to establishing collaborations in digital health and artificial intelligence, to solve health system problems through research and development. The CENS will become a development pole for Chile and Latin America, which will have the mission of promoting the creation of advanced capabilities in data […]
Dr. Amandeep Gill will be joining the fireside chat of Insights into Digital Health entitled “Importance of international cooperation for AI & Data-Introducing I-DAIR” at the second edition of the Women in Technology Global Forum on 24 February 2021, where he will discuss the importance of AI and health data to build resilient and responsive health systems across the globe.
The Tunisian Private University of Engineering and Technologies – ESPRIT signed a partnership agreement with the International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative. ESPRIT will be part of the I-DAIR project that brings together international authorities in a research collaboration to ensure the deployment of patient data and AI in a responsible and respectful of human rights.
Dr. Amandeep Gill, will be speaking on 28 January, at Davos Digital Forum, Health Edition, on Harnessing digital technologies for health through a new global collaborative. The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the urgent necessity of resilient and responsive health systems across the globe. Research, innovation, and emerging technologies need to be leveraged wisely and collaboratively for universal healthcare. […]
Dr. Amandeep Gill, will be speaking on 13 January, at Prince Mahidol Award Conference, on Will the Healthcare Technologies From COVID-19 Lead to a Permanent Shift in How Global Healthcare is Delivered? COVID-19 is the first pandemic where the rapid deployment of technology solutions became a core component of the race to understand, contain and deliver a potential treatment. […]
Dr. Amandeep Gill will be speaking on 2 February, at the ORF's Colba Conversation on the Digital Transformation: A Community Led Data Economy. The United Nations Secretary-General's roadmap for digital cooperation places digital public goods (DPGs) front and centre to bridge the digital divide. As governments build more DPGs, it is worth ensuring that they align with the […]
The Swiss Botnar Foundation lays the foundation stone in Geneva for an organization that wants to regulate the handling of health data globally. How do you get a project up and running for which there is a great global need but no responsibility? It's about the bulky regulation of digital health data. Its use offers enormous potential for positive change, but also for abuse. The question […]
The Punjab Government and the International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) will be laying the groundwork for key projects in the area of digital health solution in the coming months. The two sides have inked an MoU under which they will work on projects that will include data interoperability, real time epidemiology and dashboard, benchmarking of digital […]
I-DAIR aims to promote collaboration on research into digital health and artificial intelligence (AI). While digital and AI technologies are moving into more aspects of our economies, societies and personal lives, when it comes to health, their potential is often still lagging – to the point that in some cases, people can even face “death by digital exclusion”, in the words of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Chief Scientist, […]
The new International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), has launched its incubation phase at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva with the support of Fondation Botnar, a Swiss-based foundation that champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve the wellbeing of young people.[…]