Webinar: How can Artificial Intelligence help Latin America and the Caribbean fight the COVID-19 virus?
The presentation and a replay of the 5 November webinar are available for policymakers in the LAC region and anyone else interested in designing AI policies and strategies to combat COVID-19:
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This OECD webinar explored 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 gave an update on the latest developments in OECD countries and beyond, and shared how artificial intelligence has helped to combat COVID-19.
Webinar content and speakers
Artificial intelligence can bolster efforts to combat COVID-19 by accelerating research on treatments, diagnostics and drawing lessons from previous pandemics.
Moderation by Mr. Luis Aranda, OECD.AI Policy Observatory, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Opening remarks by:
Mr. Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Mr. Andreas Schaal, Director, OECD Global Relations Secretariat
“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 Innovation
Panel 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 Commission
Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Live Q&A with the audience
Closing remarks by Mr. Andrew Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
- Using artificial intelligence to help combat COVID-19, OECD (2020),
- Uso de la inteligencia artificial para luchar contra la pandemia del COVID-19, OCDE (2020)
- Usando a inteligencia artificial para ajudar no combate à COVID-19, OECD (2020)
- Is Data Privacy The Price We Must Pay to Survive a Pandemic?, IDB (2020)
- ¿Es la privacidad de los datos el precio que debemos pagar para sobrevivir a una pandemia, IDB (2020)
- Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation: early lessons from the COVID-19 crisis, EC (2020)
Visit the OECD Coronavirus Hub for further policy briefs on a range of topics.
This webinar series is part of a wider project that the OECD is undertaking, with the support of the EU Facility for Development in Transition, and in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in follow-up to the OECD LAC Regional Programme’s Third Ministerial Summit on Productivity “Harnessing the Digital Transformation to Boost Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which was held on 25 October 2019 in Bogota, Colombia. The work is carried out within the framework of the OECD’s Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean.