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APPG Evidence Meeting – Public Health: How can AI help in the fight against COVID-19?

6th April 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Evidence Meeting – Public Health: How can AI help in the fight against COVID-19?

Monday, 6th April 2020 | 5:30-6:30 PM GMT


The aim of this APPG AI meeting is to discuss opportunities of AI technologies in the detection of and fight against COVID-19 in the UK.

We would like to critically reflect on the experiences that other countries have already made with AI technologies in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and talk about how AI can be used in different fields ranging from epidemiology to immunology to apps that facilitate disease control.

Questions to consider:

  • How can AI technologies contribute to the early detection of an epidemic?
  • How can AI facilitate to the rapid development of vaccines against new types of viruses in the future?
  • How can AI support the early diagnosis of viruses and in taking measures that will prevent viruses from spreading?

Evidence givers:

  • Prof Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London and honorary consultant Physician at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals
  • Chris Harbron, Expert Statistician within the Methods, Collaboration and Outreach (MCO) group of the Biostatistics function, Roche
  • Prof Shannon Vallor, Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Futures Institute, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Richard Dybowski,  AI Researcher, St John’s College, University of Cambridge
  • James Kingston, Deputy Director, HatLab
  • Adam Riccoboni, CEO, Critical Future


There will be 4 to 8 formal Evidence givers
There will also be an opportunity to share your opinion and raise practical questions.
Press invited
This event will be filmed