The CLAIRE AI & COVID-19 initiative – Approach, experiences and recommendations – BigStage 2020

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12 June 2020 | 13:00-14:30 | Studio The Hague | Video recording | Forum
BigStage 2020 overview

Session teaser

Inspired by successful early use of AI by China, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea to support the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 20th March 2020 CLAIRE, the Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe (CLAIRE) launched a volunteer effort to help tackle the pandemic. As the World's largest, non-profit network of AI researchers, CLAIRE was quickly able to recruit 150 volunteer AI researchers and to establish 11 research groups. In the talk we will present our experience, the results reached by the bioinformatics group and some recommendations for future initiatives.



  • Emanuela Girardi – Founder Pop AI, CLAIRE COVID19 Task Force.
    Emanuela Girardi is an AI expert, she founded Pop AI, an association to explain to the people what is AI and how is impacting our lives.
  • Giovanni Stilo - Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of L'Aquila. CLAIRE COVID19 Task Force Bioinformatics Group.
    Giovanni Stilo is a researcher in the areas of machine learning and data mining, and specifically temporal mining, social network analysis, network medicine, semantics-aware recommender systems, and anomaly detection. He is founder of the Intelligent Information Mining research group. (
  • Iarla Kilbane-Dawe - AI and climate change expert. CLAIRE COVID19 Task Force.
    Iarla Kilbane-Dawe is an AI expert experienced on how AI can help us reaching the SDGs and specially how AI can help us tackling climate change.