The Web, internet and data during the pandemic: lessons learnt and new directions

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Sir Nigel Shadbolt
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17:00 - 18:00
Oxford Martin School - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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In 2020, Governments around the world made the decision to lock down their countries to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This led to teaching, meetings, conferences, contacting family and more being conducted from home via the internet.

How did this affect data being used across the world? Did the systems already in place stand-up to the pressure? Was our privacy compromised. As companies and families grapple with how much data they need, we find ourselves in the midst of these important moral deliberations. The pandemic is revealing just how complex the data inter-dependencies are when we need to respond effectively.

Join Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI), as they discuss what we have learnt and in what new directions we need to head in the world of data architecture.