AI and control of COVID-19

This publication intends to provide a non-exhaustive overview of articles from the media and other available public sources. It does not reflect the views of the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) and of the Council of Europe

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used as a tool to support the fight against the viral pandemic that has affected the entire world since the beginning of 2020. The press and the scientific community are echoing the high hopes that data science and AI can be used to confront the coronavirus and "fill in the blanks" still left by science."

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AI Breakfast - COVID-19: Myths and realities of tracking applications

The Council of Europe and the University of Strasbourg organised the 5th edition of the "AI Breakfast" in the form of a webinar on 16 April 2020. Three experts were brought together on the theme of tracking applications on mobile phones in the fight against COVID-19. Michael Veale, Lecturer at University College London, Dino Pedreschi, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa and Adrien Basdevant, a data protection lawyer, discussed the myths and realities of these applications.


  Summary of interventions

  More information on the webinar

By chapter

Chapter 1: Introduction 

Jan Kleijssen and Claudia Luciani, Council of Europe Directors

Chapter 2: DP-3T protocol - a guarantee for privacy?

Michael Veale, Lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation, University College London

Chapter 3: Contact tracing applications, an instrument for global public policy

Dino Pedreschi, Professor of Computer Science, University of Pisa

Chapitre 4: Une nouvelle ère de surveillance ? 

Adrien Basdevant, Avocat au barreau de Paris

Chapitre 5: Questions aux experts 

Sophie Kwasny, Chef de l'unité de protection des données
Clementina Barbaro et Livia Stoica, Co-secretaires du CAHAI 

Chapitre 6: Conclusions

Patrick Penninckx, Chef du département Société de l'information
Claudia Luciani et Jan Kleijssen, Directeurs, Conseil de l'Europe 

Overview of Covid-19 Apps
Non exhaustive list - Source: public data - File downloadable in Open Data on Google Sheets