High-level Dialogue: Promoting Global Cooperation to harness the power of AI to mitigate COVID-19


Session 363

13:00–14:00 CEST (UTC+02:00), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 Real-time human captioning High-Level Dialogue

This high level dialogue will bring together leaders from international and regional organizations, government, academia, the private sector, media, and civil society to discuss the ways in which AI has been harnessed to mitigate COVID-19 and promote multi-stakeholder global cooperation in this field.  The session will highlight best practices and lessons learned in harnessing AI to combat COVID-19, and propose recommendations going forward concerning the way a human-rights based and ethical AI can be harnessed to meet the sustainable development goals and future epidemics.

Danit Gal
Danit Gal Technology Advisor and Special Advisor on Preparations for the 75th UN Anniversary & the SG’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation Office of the Under-Secretary General

Marko Grobelnik
Marko Grobelnik Chief Technical Officer UNESCO International Research Center on AI

Boutheina Guermazi
Boutheina Guermazi Director, Digital Development World Bank

Bernardo Mariano
Bernardo Mariano Chief Information Officer World Health Organization

Emad Mostaque
Emad Mostaque Chief Executive Officer and Lead Architect Stability.AI, CAIAC

Julie Owono
Julie Owono Executive Director Internet Without Borders

Karine Perset
Karine Perset Administrator on Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence Policy OECD

Golestan (Sally) Radwan
Golestan (Sally) Radwan Advisor to the Minister for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Jacques Rajotte
Jacques Rajotte Head, Montreal Centre of expertise Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

Sasha Rubel
Sasha Rubel Programme Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation UNESCO Moderator

Artificial Intelligence Big Data Digital Divide Digital Economy Digital Inclusion Digital Transformation Ethics Health Machine Learning
WSIS Action Lines
  • AL C10 logo C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation
Sustainable Development Goals
  • Goal 3 logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 16 logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17 logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development