EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: AI and its role in COVID-19 responses

By Sara Pacia
Publisher: EngageMedia     15 July 2020

This article was republished from EngageMedia

On the third episode of Pretty Good Podcast, ARTICLE 19 digital programme officer Vidushi Marda dissects the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the region’s response to COVID-19 and what the new applications of this technology mean for digital rights after the pandemic.

In particular, Vidushi asks: “We’re seeing already that contact tracing apps that were meant to basically just monitor the ways in which communities are interacting with each other are already being used for quarantine enforcement. They’re already being used to track your movements. So what will happen six months down the line? Whatever happens at the very, very end of this long COVID-19 tunnel? How will all that data be used? How will it be used against you?”

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