This article is part of a special series on how STEM platforms are responding to COVID-19 measures

COVID-19 series: Norway - Webinar sessions with Microsoft on the use of AI in COVID-19 measures

COVID-19 series: Norway - Webinar sessions with Microsoft on the use of AI in COVID-19 measures

Source / author: 
National Centre for Science Recruitment
Publication date: 
18 May 2020
Publication type: 
News
Country: 
Norway

In addition to the digitalisation of specific programmes (see other articles in this series) the Norwegian National Centre for Science Recruitment organised special inspiration sessions with Microsoft. In this session Microsoft presented how Norway developed a special app to track the spread of COVID-19 in Norway, with specific focus on the use of AI. Over 300 students (age 15-18) participated via Zoom in the interactive sessions.

 

In addition to the technical dimensions of the project, the ethical questions surrounding the location-tracking of individuals were discussed during the session.