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Scholars' Hub @ Home | Fast-Tracking Our Techno-Future: The Unanticipated Effect of COVID-19

16 September 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Amanda Turnbull, PhD Candidate, Law

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has begun provoking changes and developments in society, many of which involve the use of Artificial Intelligence, data science, and technology. These changes and developments range vastly from tracking infectious disease and enforcing social distancing efforts to virtually witnessing documents and distributing reliable information on pandemic developments. And the premise behind these changes is simple: our technology is helping protect us from contagion. What are the implications of this fast-tracked digital transformation? What will the post-pandemic future hold in store?