14:00 - 14:45  |  Governance

AI vs Pandemic – the fine line between saving lives and privacy intrusion

Thursday 24 September 2020


Artificial Intelligence has a strategic role in fighting the current COVID-19 pandemic by identifying possible new outbreaks, automatically identifying high-risk areas and by detecting recent close contacts of infected individuals. However, AI processes large quantities of personal data. When algorithms process personal data categories like race, gender, age etc, the risks of discrimination against communities are huge. In this session we will explore the fine lines between saving lives and respecting the rights of individuals, assessing risks related to big data processing operations, finding legal grounds and taking the right measures to limit the risks to human rights while efficiently fight the spread of COVID-19.

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