Intergovernmental

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.

Latin America AI and Covid

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

Presentation:

“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

Background documents

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.


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