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Join us for our second webinar - Beyond the exit strategy: ethical uses of data-driven technology in the fight against COVID-19 - jointly organised with that Ada Lovelace Institute.
This webinar has already taken place. A recording of this webinar is available.
Data-driven technologies are likely to play a vital role in enabling societies to transition out of the COVID-19 crisis, restart their economies and return to ‘normal’ life. Join us for a discussion on how technologies can be utilised ethically in tackling crises, in ways that command public trust.
Digital contact tracing is likely to be a core component of government exit strategies out of COVID-19 lockdowns and has already proved successful in countries such as Singapore and South Korea. As policymakers begin to consider strategies for exiting the crisis, the scope of contact tracing is likely to expand – from tracing the spread of the disease for containment and treatment, to informing, restricting or permitting individuals’ movement.
In Europe, discussion is beginning on whether governments should expand antibody testing and develop ‘immunity certificates’ as a means for controlling or easing social distancing measures and work restrictions. Digital identity providers are beginning to propose digital credentialling systems to enable key workers to establish and verify their immunity to their employers.
These kinds of interventions present particular ethical, legal and technical challenges, including:
Attendees will not be audible or visible during the webinar, but
will be able to put questions to the panel through a Q&A tool.
A recording and summary of the webinar will be available on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Ada Lovelace Institute websites shortly afterwards.