Closing the data divide: COVID 19 and beyond
During the pandemic, the digital divide has had an onward effect on who can be represented by, and has agency to shape, data-driven technologies – at a time when tech has been accelerated in its use and adoption across nearly all walks of life. Globally, technologies such as symptom trackers, digital contact tracing apps, and vaccine passports have challenged us to think through how we can ensure that data and AI work fairly and equitably for all groups and people in society. This discussion will explore the conditions that are necessary for us to be able to close the data divide – in turn engendering more representative, proportionate and effective data governance – both in COVID19 and beyond.
This will be a transatlantic fireside chat convened by the Ada Lovelace Institute