Upcoming event on the role and impact of research programmes and projects leveraging AI and Big Data to fight COVID 19

17/06/20

In the context of its activities dedicated to COVID 19, BDVA is currently organizing a webinar on the role and impact of research programmes and projects leveraging AI and Big Data to fight COVID 19.  While the peak of the COVID 19 pandemic now see...

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In the context of its activities dedicated to COVID 19, BDVA is currently organizing a webinar on the role and impact of research programmes and projects leveraging AI and Big Data to fight COVID 19. 

While the peak of the COVID 19 pandemic now seems behind, at least for most European countries, research programmes and projects which were launched at the very beginning of the crisis are still ongoing and starting to produce results. The European Commission and national governments reacted fast in establishing specific calls for projects and initiatives for supporting R&I activities aimed at addressing the COVID 19 challenges. Many of these calls and initiatives involved the use of Big Data, Data Analytics or Artificial Intelligence technologies and several BDVA’s members have received funding for developing new AI and data driven solutions for fighting COVID 19.

Taking into account that a majority of project is still ongoing and more might come, it is worth looking at the experience of a) policy makers who set up AI and Big Data related COVID 19 funding instruments and/or reprioritised their R&I activities in these areas and b) research organisations who have started COVID 19 related projects leveraging AI and Big Data. In particular, this webinar will address the following questions:

  • Were the calls and programmes established relevant instruments for leveraging AI and Big Data technologies in order to address the COVID 19 pandemic? Has the potential of AI and Big Data been sufficiently exploited by these calls and programmes?
  • What can be learnt from the experience of the Covid19 crisis in terms of flexibility of R&I programmes for AI and Big Data and adaptability of procedures and calls?
  • What have been the effects and preliminary outcomes of the Big Data and AI projects which were funded during the crisis and what has BDVA members’ experience in participating in such calls?
  • What needs to happen next for ensuring the impact of the programmes and projects funded in these areas? Is there a need for new funding activities?

By steering a discussion between policy makers and receivers of funding for Big Data and AI projects addressing COVID 19, this webinar will try to draw a number of lessons on the importance of AI and Big Data R&I during the pandemic and discuss how to ensure the impact of the initiatives funded.

The webinar will take place during the month of October. More information and the link for the registration will be provided soon.