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The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) is hosting an online COVID-19 and AI conference next Wednesday. The event on 1 April will be fully live-streamed and held between 9am- 2pm PT. 

HAI told us: “The event will convene experts from Stanford and other top academic institutions, organisations and government agencies to advance the understanding of the virus and its impact on society, and engage the broad research community, government and international organisations, and civil society.”

Topics including ‘AI applications in diagnostics and treatment, epidemiological tracking and forecasting of the spread of the virus, information and disinformation, and the broader human impact of COVID-19 and pandemics in general on economies, culture, government, and human behaviour’ will be discussed. Talks will run for 10 minutes with a Q&A run via Slido. Below are some of the speakers lined up and the topics they will focus on. (subject to change)

  • John Brownstein, Harvard University: Methods for real-time mapping of COVID-19 cases worldwide
  • Amy Tong, State of California: AI Initiatives to Track the COVID-19 Epidemic in California
  • BinBin Chen, Stanford University: AI analysis of the COVID-19 Genome for Vaccine targets
  • Kate Starbird, University of Washington: COVID-19 Infodemic and Crisis Informatics
  • Ryan Tibshirani, Carnegie Mellon: Epidemiological forecasting tools for COVID-19
  • Lucy Li, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub: Tools for estimating unreported infections of COVID-19
  • Megan PalmerStanford University: COVID-19 & Biosecurity
  • Renée DiResta, Stanford University: COVID-19: Misinformation & Disinformation
  • Seema Yasmin, Stanford University: Issues in Responsible Reporting of COVID-19
  • Marc Suchard, UCLA: Evolution and Emergence of COVID-19
  • Ron Li, Stanford University: Machine Learning to Identify Patients Requiring More Intervention
  • Fei-Fei Li, Stanford HAI: AI-assisted elderly care for acute infection and chronic disease
  • Stefano Rensi, Stanford University: Repurposing existing drugs to fight COVID-19

Full programme here (subject to change).  Register.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and a board member of the APOPO Foundation UK.

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