Learn about current data and AI efforts aimed at mitigating misinformation during the COVID crisis.


This Newlab Virtual event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP for a link to the live stream.

COVID-19 has impacted all of us in unprecedented ways. It has illuminated complex relationships between various medical, social, and political responses to the pandemic.

At a time when public trust in information is low, competing—and often politically-biased—data continues to propagate from sources that seem to multiply on a daily basis. To ensure our public health officials, researchers, journalists, medical professionals, and policymakers are properly informed, a robust, verified body of knowledge is of monumental significance.

Panelists will discuss the tools and interdisciplinary strategies required to develop reliable access to data, including data collaboratives, transparency initiatives, new breakthroughs in data science and AI, and coordinated response groups to ensure data is actionable.

Panel

• Francesco Marconi – Senior Vice President of AI and Data Practice, Newlab and Co-founder, Applied XL Applied XL
• Rick Berke – Co-founder, Executive Editor, STAT News
• Stefaan Verhulst – Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of GovLab, the Governance Laboratory at New York University


Further reading

The COVID-19 Tracker
The potential of Data Collaboratives for COVID-19
The Medical News Site That Saw the Coronavirus Coming Months Ago” —The New York Times