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Invitation_Artificial Intelligence and Public Health, Sept 19, 4:30 pm

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5. September 2023

We are very happy to invite you to a lecture “Artificial Intelligence and Public Health” organized by the DSI-Ethics & Health Community and Population Research Center, University of Zurich.

Location: Digital Society Initiative (DSI), Schördinger room, University of Zurich, Raemistr. 69, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Date: September 19, 4:30 pm 2023

Please note that the registration is closed. If you are interested in participating online please contact directly:

Topics: The role of data and analytics has never been more important in society and, in particular, for informing public health decisions. There has been a rapid change in the nature of data used in epidemiologic research and an increased focus on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the analysis of those emerging data sources. There are many conflicting points of view on the utility of AI in an epidemiologic context and a lack of clarity on the implications for the discipline and public health more generally. This talk will cover the myths, the debates, and the skepticism (from all sides) and outline a proposed direction for the role of AI in the future of public health. We will additionally cover the intersection of AI with a precision public health frame and the potential impact and unintended consequences of this framing. The talk will include implications related to bias, health equity, surveillance and causal inference. The talk will conclude by summarizing the implications for epidemiology research and training.

Format: A lecture by Laura C. Rosella, PhD (Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics)

Organisation and moderation:

  • Seraina Rüegger (Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich; Population Research Center, UZH, )
  • Andrea Farnham (Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, UZH, Population Research Center, UZH)