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 […]

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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. […]

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 […]

digital ecosystem

AI governance for a global digital ecosystem

AI governance is like one of those mythical creatures that everyone speaks of but which no one has seen. Sometimes, it is reduced to a list of shared principles such as transparency, non-discrimination, and sustainability; at other times, it is confated with specifc mechanisms for certifcation of algorithmic solutions or ways to protect the privacy of personal data. We
suggest a conceptual and normative approach to AI governance in the context of a global digital public goods ecosystem
to enable progress on the UN Sustainable […]

I-DAIR promises responsible solutions from new health technology

I-DAIR promises responsible solutions from new health technology

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, […]

I-DAIR incubation launch in Geneva

I-DAIR incubation launch in Geneva

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.[…]