This event was originally held on May 13, 2021. To view the full playlist of recorded sessions, click the button below.
COVID-19 (or coronavirus) is the greatest public health crisis that the world has experienced in the last century. Even though the pandemic is by no means over, tackling it effectively and mitigating its spread requires the collective will of experts from a variety of disciplines. e.g., policymakers, researchers, medical practitioners, and industry professionals, etc.
In particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers have made significant strides in developing tools and techniques which can aid in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, a lot of efforts have been made by AI researchers in developing forecasting models for simulating the transmission of COVID-19. In addition, AI researchers have also proposed techniques for proposing viable vaccine alternatives. At the same time, we have not yet seen the enormous potential of AI research being leveraged to design decision support systems (e.g., in the allocation of limited healthcare resources such as testing kits) which can assist epidemiologists and policy makers in their fight against this pandemic.
More than one year into the pandemic, the Penn State Center for Socially Responsible AI hosts world-class researchers, industry professionals, and non-profit organizations for a single day event in which we introspect and discuss on how AI research has responded in the face of COVID-19, how has it changed, and how is it likely to change in the coming future (and the role that AI researchers can expect to play in that change).