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The Digital Information Revolution


Today, we carry on our persons far greater computing power that would have been imaginable even two decades ago. The information we can access can empower individuals and communities, providing knowledge that would once have been inaccessible. It offers us choices that they could never have imagined.

But those who write the algorithms and who own the data have power beyond imagination. They often know more about us than we know about ourselves. This revolution in information has the potential to improve health and equity but equally to undermine it. Do we have the tools to understand these processes, especially as many of them are effectively invisible? What actions can we take to maximize the benefits and minimize the threats?

Moderators: James Chauvin, Canada, and Isabel de la Mata, European Commission

Speakers/Panellists: to be announced