Session 1C: Leveraging Generative AI for Pandemic and Epidemic Preparedness and Prevention [Relevant SDGs: 3 – Good Health and Well-Being]

July 9, 2024

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This panel discussion focuses on the application of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the realm of public health, particularly for the prevention and preparedness of pandemics and epidemics. The session aims to explore the cutting-edge developments in AI technology that have the potential to transform how global health systems anticipate and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Panelists, who are leading experts in AI, epidemiology, and public health policy, will discuss the capabilities of generative AI models in disease surveillance, predictive analytics, and the development of rapid response strategies. Key themes include the use of AI in modeling disease spread, optimizing vaccine distribution, and enhancing early warning systems. The panel will also address the ethical considerations and challenges associated with the deployment of AI in sensitive health contexts. By examining the intersection of AI technology and epidemic preparedness, the panel seeks to offer insights into how these innovative tools can bolster global health security and resilience against future public health threats.
Dr. Danielle Belgrave

London, England

Virologist, UNCF, USA