The TRACE-TB project, supported by USAID and implemented by Wadhwani AI, has organised a two-part webinar series to demonstrate how data science, AI, and machine learning can be effectively utilised to bolster responses to infectious diseases in India.
Webinar 1: Key Insights
The first webinar in the series took place on 18 January, and highlighted the ways in which public health responses to COVID-19 can be strengthened using predictive modelling. The panel of speakers for the webinar included state government officials and experts from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, USAID, IIIT Delhi, and WHO.
In an hour-long session moderated by Ms. Kachina Chawla from USAID India, the panellists presented their findings from their use of data science, AI, and ML solutions within various public health systems to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and explored the way forward for leveraging existing frameworks to estimate and respond to the case burdens experienced by other infectious diseases.
The following are a few key takeaways from the webinar.
Webinar 2: Registrations Open
The second webinar in the two-part series will take place on 25 January 2022 at 4PM IST. It will showcase how AI and ML tools can be utilised for the screening, triaging, and diagnosis of infectious diseases. Click here to register.
The panel will include distinguished experts from WHO, USAID, IIIT, Stop TB Partnership, and Wadhwani AI. View the list of speakers here.