ED: From AbedMOOC.com & Friends Brand Chartering: In large part risks of extinction are an education crisis. United Nations urgent need : happy AI family of avatar curators linking poorest teachers/students to deep Adaptation solutions.
The avatars need to become the number 1 brand id on the metaverse - can you help changeteacher.com? Let's do this in time to celebrate 10000 sdg young storytellers Spring 23 thks to SDGmetaverseprize.org
DAOS & all that jazz: doc on why we are so hopeful educators & students /tech wizardry & community treasuries- can celebrate sustainability generation
....Congrats to UN first ever chaos maths session (starring ed msoft's brad smith, UNEP's Noronha, Welcome Trust's Khokhar , Dept of State'sd Witkowsky -TO reaches General Assembly thursday sept 24 and zoom for all. Great update to 9th jigsaw piece CODES of UN2 Transformation - latest news on 1-8. Special shoutout Mongolia in 14 days your zooms and real hosting have shown cases of people service unique to good in the world
Update Uniting Nations & Humans Sept 2022: 6 years ago, two global village cooperation entrepreneurs heard bad news at Un - year 1 briefing on goal 4 education showed zero chance of reality unless new maps of age of digital interdependence were co-created. Sources at UN Digital Library and witnesses in new York & Geneva share what happened next: Jim Kim world bank and Jack Ma Alibaba Kitsui Geneva UN trade for all; Houlin Geneva ITU (tech for all) Panel of First year-long report Age of Digital Interdependence added eg us’ melinda gates … UAE Al Gergawi; Japan Yuichiro Anzai; Korea’s Sophie Soowon Eom; Estonia’s Kaljurand; google’s Cerf; israel ebay Radinsky; Russia WEForum Youth Marina Kolesnik; Rwanda Ntawari First GDC roundtable lead govs UAE and germany with UNTech Envoy() supporting govs: Japan Denmark UK Canada Switerland France EU LDC represented by Malawi, Lanlocked by Paraguay. Others included: UNCTAD ITU UNDESA(social-economical); Kenya’s Ushahidi; ICANN ; Internet Society; GSMA; Diplo Foundation; Intl ChambersCommerce; Robert Bosch Stiltung; Ford Foundation; European Broadcatsing Assn; Brazilian Internet SteerCom; kazistan egov JSC ICT; Global partners Digital ; World bank; World Economic Forum
which govs were first to help UN leader Guterres with TECH brainstorming gov 2.0 ? Main sponsors tech 1 global connectivity government Uganda with UNICEF ITU. Additional gov support: Rwanda, Egypt Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Niger, European Union (EU) Greece’s Eva Kaili 2020 chair EU Science STDA. Sample others: ACTAI, Alibaba, Ethereum, Gates Foundation Mastercard M-Pesa Lemann Foundation Office of the Deputy-Secretary-General of the United Nations’ UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (DFTF) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) World Bank World Food Programme
Sponsor Tech2 Artificial Intel for Good: Govs Finland, France with FutureofLife, Unesco, GlobalPulse, UNESCO and … govs of Slovenia, Singapore, Korea.< Canada, Shitezerland, Malaysia, Brazil , Ghana, EU . Sample others including ITU, DFTF, President of UNGA, WIPO, ARM, Deepmind, Element AI, AAAI. IEEE, Beijing Academy of AI, Tsinghua University, Microsoft, OECD, OpenAI,
50 years ago a billion village women and a former oil company ceo Fazle Abed started networking "Decentralised Pan-Asia Village Investing : NFTs (that wasnt the jargon they used ; for 25 years withour electricity); using SDgoal numbering UN declared in 2015, their 1970s startup networks designed NFT4 3 2 1 and partnership of 5,6 and resilience 7 upwards. We are using SDG code numbers which weren't declared by nations as relevant to gravitate around to 2015. What happened at the end of the 20th C is someone at a silicon valley millennium goals party asked the billion girls envoy to share their knowhow across hemispheres. So the GOUP Global University of Poverty was formed inviting all female graduates to collaborate across communities needed sdg solutions - in other words, NFT world started to to loop the loop 4 3 2 1 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5&17 (ie not PPP but me-too joyful PWomenP) -Is this the right stuff of millennial world's greatest celebrities SDgoats.com and naturally the most loving players sdgs.games (lets co-blog, roadmap, and see what humanlty and AI possible) Thanks to Meta-womens.
related resources : more structured at 15th annual update : worldrecordjobs.com - more conversational innovations.ning.com
1980s TeachforSdgs.com : Norman Macrae (Economist Diarist and Von Neumann's biographer (assistant in asking what goods will peoples do with 100 times more tech every decade started 1980s prepping for his last of 5 decades at The Economist; co-authored with son chris- 2025 report timelined most likely exponential challenges every decade to sustainability/extinction denouement 2030;

Sunday, August 14, 2022

 Help share United Nations2.0 celebrations as locally and globally as humans need youth (and teachers/oarents0 to generate. Here some action learning curves to assemble reference cases around _G's are sustainability dev goals eg G4=education

Global Connectivity ITU Sw 1865:::                                                            ::: Digital Cooperation renew G4 NY 2016

                                                 :::AIforGood 1951 Neumann*Economist   ::: CODES bottom-up Environment 2020 UN2

Digital Capacity Building web1 1990:::                                                                         :::

Friday, August 12, 2022

Why would any gov do aid without smart NFT?


Why would any gov do aid without NFT. There are now multiple reasons why aid without NFT is at best extravagant, at worst unsustainable

Reason 1 is similar to way that aid has been changed in last 50 years by eg bangaldesh social busiens modeling? Why do charity when you could be helping local community memebrs sustain businesses (Charity traps bot sides in endless lack of development0. The main design of social busienss is the microfranchise. This has the efficieny effectiveness and expanability of any other frabchise but all or mnots of the value stays with the local produecrs. Moreoever by directly matching micrifranchise design to serving life shaping needs, the application of a microfranchise is multiplying value in use unlike consuming up things. The culture of a community build around microfranchsies maximises cooepration, joy - in effect matches the free market defintion adam smith sought.

Designed correctly the NFT is also better than any other way at community finacing.  Its not just as binance foundation director said at Bloomberg Crypto recently: that there are examples of aerican to african chrtities where only 25% of gifted money sees the end recipient. Its that the skills ids of microfrabchsie hodlers can be compared - so for example does one community's claimate adpataionn mkicrofranchsies match the combinatorial crisis your community faces 

Moreover,  ed3 teachers can multiply more value. As well as understanding the match between school curiculla and microfranhising operation - they can help curate across communities knowing that nft records clarify exact sequences in community buidling

4 there's a fit between all of teh above and all the UN processes transforing TO Un2.0 through gigial roadmappping. Intel teachers and stduents need can be curate by sdg and stages of development. Year round competition ssich as www.sdgemetaverseprize.org bring all of the above together so that the whole world can transarently help chalenged communities apply the solutions that most deeply match their diversity

Its hard to see why advanced universities woruld offer any course in climate or other systm crissies without making sure their stdients can help peoples leap ahead with NFT. This isnt moon science gut its a great leap forward for humanity.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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 (REF 22116) Artificial Intelligence Research in Health: Tackling Global Challenges as One - Convened by The International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), Switzerland [ONLINE]
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[ONLINE] Artificial Intelligence Research in Health: Tackling Global Challenges as One - Convened by The International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), Switzerland

N.B. This session is for online attendance only. Should you wish to register for the in-person session please register here.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help unlock new preventive treatments, advance personalized medicine, and implement precise public health interventions. However, there is a growing knowledge power imbalance between a few countries leading in AI and the rest of the world. In particular, researchers and innovators in low-middle income countries (LMICs) lack the required training, high-quality datasets, and infrastructure to develop and apply algorithms based on their own contexts. Furthermore, initiatives to build health datasets are often siloed, thereby limiting their value for the AI research and development (R&D) landscape due to a lack of scale and diversity. These challenges make it difficult to conduct inclusive and impactful AI research in health that provides global benefits.

In order to harness the power of AI in health, I-DAIR and its partners believe in a transdisciplinary, collaborative approach to AI research in health, with a focus on bringing together the voices of different LMICs stakeholders from the outset. Having a neutral, trusted space for knowledge exchange and where existing technologies are available as digital public goods can enable the global R&D agenda to manifest sustainably and bring us closer to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.

The International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) and its global partners from the United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), the Africa-Canada AI and & Data Innovation Consortium (ACADIC) led by York University and the University of the Witwatersrand, and the City University of New York (CUNY) are thus conducting a session to explore how collaborative research in AI for health can be established and sustained, as well as how technology can help to overcome pressing global health challenges advancing healthy lives and well-being for all.

Divided into two discussions, this session will introduce practical and applicable solutions in response to the recommendations made by the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, focusing on health challenges as a use case to help identify potential action points and catalyze international collaboration to address them.

The first panel “Promoting collaborative research in AI for health” will look at promoting collaborative research for responsible AI for health by means of levelling the playing field and promoting inclusivity and transdisciplinarity in research to foster responsible development and deployment of AI in health with contextualized and unbiased technology that can ensure human agency over AI in the long run.
The second panel “State of the art in AI for health” will explore how to leverage technology to overcome pressing global health challenges (namely anti-microbial resistance, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and environmental changes) and provide effective methods of early detection. Going beyond the traditional vertical approach, we will explore how AI can help cut across scientific silos to promote a holistic approach to solving these challenges.

This event will contribute to advancing national and international R&D agendas and digital health strategies by bringing examples and evidence from different contexts on the use of technology for achieving SDG 3. It will enrich and deepen the dialogue between government representatives, scientists and civil society on some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities in using AI to improve the future of healthcare and drive universal health coverage.

The draft program of this virtual event is as follows: 

12:30pm (EST)
Opening Remarks 
  • Dr. Christoph Benn – Chair, I-DAIR Board (Switzerland)

Keynote Speech
  • USG Amandeep Singh Gill – Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology (United Nations)

Panel 1 - Promoting collaborative research in AI for health
  • Prof. Anurag Agrawal – Dean, Biosciences and Health Research, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University (India)
  • Dr. Dominique Charron – Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, IDRC (Canada)
  • Dr. Sathy Rajasekharan – Co-Executive Director, Jacaranda Health (Kenya)
  • Dr. Soumya Swaminathan – Chief Scientist, WHO (Switzerland)
  • CERN representative TBC (Switzerland)
  • [moderator] Dr. Christoph Benn – Chair, I-DAIR Board (Switzerland)

Panel 2 - State of the art in AI for health
  • Mr. Jake Okechukwu Effoduh – Chief Counsel, ACADIC (Canada/Nigeria)
  • Prof. Bruce Y. Lee – Executive Director, Center for Advanced Technology and Communication in Health (CATCH), CUNY School of Public Health representative (USA)
  • Prof. Bruce Mellado – University of the Witwatersrand/iThemba LABS (South Africa)
  • Prof. Carisi Polanczyk – Professor of Medicine, UFRGS (Brazil)
  • Dr. Serge Stinckwich – Head of Research, UNU-Macau (United Nations)
  • [moderator] Dr. Peiling Yap – Chief Scientist, I-DAIR (Switzerland/Malaysia)

Closing remarks
  • Dr. Stefan Germann – CEO, Fondation Botnar (Switzerland)

To register, kindly use this link and feel free to email I-DAIR’s Scientific Community Manager, Brian Li Han Wong at brian.wong@graduateinstitute.ch should you have any questions.

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Dr. Christoph Benn

Chair of the Board, IDAIR
Dr. Benn is the Director of Global Health Diplomacy at the Joep Lange Institute and Chair of I-DAIR’s Inaugural Board. Medical doctor with 30+ years of experience in global public health, he worked formerly with the Global Fund as Director of External Relations.
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Dr. Peiling Yap

I-DAIR, Switzerland/Malaysia, Chief Scientist
Swiss epidemiologist, born and raised in Malaysia and Singapore, Dr. Yap is I-DAIR's Chief Scientist, where she is currently co-leading the research portfolio. She is, in particular, working with I-DAIR’s partners across the world on research topics such as pandemic preparedness... Read More →

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USG Amandeep Singh Gill

Under Secretary-General, Tech Envoy, United Nations
USG Gill is the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology and former I-DAIR CEO and Project Director. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Co-Lead of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2018-2019). In addition to delivering the... Read More →
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Prof. Anurag Agrawal

Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University (India, Dean, Biosciences and Health Research
Professor Anurag Agrawal is Dean, BioSciences and Health Research, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University, India, and former director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, a national laboratory of CSIR, India. His primary research is in respiratory biology... Read More →
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Dr. Dominique Charron

Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Prior to her role as vice-president of the IDRC, Dominique was the director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program. She supervised research focused on increasing agricultural productivity and food security, reducing vulnerability to climate change, and protecting the public... Read More →
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Sathy Rajasekharan

Co-Executive Director, Jacaranda Health
Dr. Sathy Rajasekharan is the Executive Director (Africa) at Jacaranda Health, and oversees the organization's mission of delivering low-cost, sustainable solutions through public hospitals to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes. Prior to joining Jacaranda Health, Sathy was... Read More →
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Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Soumya Swaminathan is Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). She previous served as WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes. A paediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience... Read More →
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Mr. Jake Okechukwu Effoduh

Chief Counsel, ACADIC, Canada/Nigeria
An experienced lawyer with expertise in human rights, tech, and artificial intelligence.Demonstrated history of working across various national, regional, and international institutions.I hold two masters degrees in international law and an extensive portfolio of credentials from... Read More →
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Prof. Bruce Y. Lee

Executive Director, Center for Advanced Technology and Communication in Health (CATCH), City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health
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Prof. Bruce Mellado

Co-President, ACADIC, University of the Witwatersrand and iThemba LABS
Prof. Bruce Mellado is Professor at Wits University and a Senior Scientist at iThemba LABS of the NRF and serves as the Director of the Institute for Collider Particle Physics. He is also the National Contact Physicist of South Africa at the ATLAS experiment at CERN and is the co-Chair... Read More →
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Prof. Carisi Polanczyk

Professor of Medicine,, UFRGS, Brazil
Dr. Polanczyk is a cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and Coordinator of the National Institute for Health Technology Assessment/CNPq in Brazil. She is the Chief of Cardiology at Hospital Moinhos de Vento, and ahead of Heart Failure Standard Set implementation since 2017. Her clinical... Read More →
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Dr. Serge Stinckwich

Head of Research, UNU-Macau
Serge is a computer scientist and the Head of Research at the United Nations University Institute in Macau. Before joining UNU, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Caen Normandie (France) and a researcher in the UMMISCO international joint research unit of IRD (French... Read More →
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Dr. Stefan Germann

CEO, Fondation Botnar, Switzerland
Stefan Germann is the CEO of Fondation Botnar. Fondation Botnar is a Swiss-based foundation which champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments. To achieve this, the foundation supports... Read More →

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Dr. Brian Li Han Wong

Scientific Community Manager, The International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR)
Born in Malaysia and raised in Canada, Brian is public health specialist and multidisciplinary researcher interested in digital health, global health governance, immunisation/vaccination policy, and youth engagement.Brian’s long-standing passion for meaningful youth engagement in... Read More →

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