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 […]
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 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 […]
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.[…]
In 2016, the ITU-UNESCO Broadband Commission launched its first Working Group on Digital and AI in Health, resulting in a Call for Government Leadership and Intersectoral Collaboration or Digital Health. In 2018, it issued its second report, The Promise of Digital Health : Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in LMICs, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
These reports were a call to action for governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders to build and […]
The first digital medical tool, the Computed Axial Tomography or CT scan, was invented nearly five decades ago in 1972. It combined slices of two-dimensional images digitally into a three-dimensional visualisation of the body, which was earlier possible only post mortem. This was a boon to diagnosticians in a number of specialties and has saved countless lives.
Coincidentally, digital technologies entered a new era around the same time with the
invention of the TCP/IP protocols over 1973-74. The network of computers constituting the Internet […]