Memorandum of Understanding between NCID and I-DAIR

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.

I-DAIR’s call for a more generous data paradigm

Tallinn Digital Summit 2021: I-DAIR’s call for a more generous data paradigm

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 […]

Tallinn Digital Summit 2021

I-DAIR will be attending the Tallinn Digital Summit 2021

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 […]

World Summit AI 2021

I-DAIR will be attending at World Summit AI

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. […]

AI Expo Africa

I-DAIR will be attending at AI Expo Africa 2021

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. […]

Innovations dialogues 2021

I-DAIR will be attending at UNIDR’s Innovations Dialogue 2021

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 […]

GlobalPandemicSurveillance

Seize the moment for a global pandemic surveillance and response scheme

No more pandemics – this is the ambitious goal set by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, whose report reviews the international community’s response to covid-19 and identifies lessons learned.
Covid-19 has shown that our lack of globally accurate, real-time data on outbreaks is a matter of life and death. A leading group of scientists and experts, from every part of the world, must come together urgently to create a new, neutral, and trusted digital system that can revolutionize how data is gathered and used globally. […]

etting governance right for an international collaborative on digital health

Getting Governance right for an international collaborative on Digital Health

Health is our capstone piece in I-DAIR, a reminder that multilateralism exists for a global purpose, and digital technology is not an escape from our analogue world but a means to addressing its challenges. This integrated view of governance and impact, we hope, will help us achieve our goals, including interoperability and collaborative use of data, investments into digital infrastructures and human capacity, and developing the public goods—tools, models, benchmarks and governance insights—needed to democratise the use of emerging digital technologies […]

high tech pandemic surveillance and response scheme

The case for a high-tech pandemic surveillance and response scheme

When the World Health Assembly (WHA) convened in May 2020, the world was struggling to respond to one of the worst health crises in recent history. A year later, the COVID-19 pandemic is still infecting hundreds of thousands and killing tens of thousands a day. Could the international community have prevented the outbreak of a new respiratory infection in Wuhan from becoming a global disaster, which has battered health systems and pushed millions into poverty? To answer this question, the WHA asked the Director-General […]