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French Embassy to the UK hosts Covid-19 and AI webinar in partnership with UCL and Inria

21 May 2021, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

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As part of the Amba-series “Covid-19 : Science and Policy”, the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department at the French Embassy to the United Kingdom, in partnership with the Inria London programme and the Franco-British Data Society, has organised a webinar on the role of AI in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

This event is free.

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Benjamin Guedj

University College London (UCL) is pleased to be partnering with the French Embassy to the United Kingdom to present this important event.

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a remarkable response from many scientists. Statisticians, epidemiologists, data scientists, and researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) have contributed to the production of analyses, tools and platforms to better understand the dynamics of the propagation of the virus and the efficiency of isolation policies, to name but a few.

Speakers on the day include Dr Benjamin Guedj (UCL Computer Science, UCL AI Centre, and Inria) and Professor Geraint Rees, Professor of Cognitive Neurology & Pro-Vice-Provost (AI) at UCL.


• Doctor Benjamin Guedj, Research Scientist, Principal Research Fellow, Inria and University College London, Member of the Covid-19 mission at Inria | UK

• Doctor Émilie Chouzenoux, Research Scientist, Member of the Covid-19 mission at Inria Saclay | France

• Professor Geraint Rees, Professor of Cognitive Neurology & Pro-Vice-Provost (AI), University College London | UK

• Professor Hughes Berry, Inria’s deputy scientific director for the fields digital biology and digital health, Director of the Covid-19 mission at Inria, France Retour ligne automatique

•Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, AI and Medicine, University of Cambridge; Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine | UK

Read more about the event on the UK AMBA France website

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About Inria-London

The Inria London Programme is the UCL-Inria joint venture which was officially launched earlier this year led by Dr. Benjamin Guedj. Its goal is to increase the bandwidth of scientific collaboration between UCL and Inria. As part of the science diplomacy efforts of the Embassy, the Inria London Programme is an ambitious initiative between both countries on computer science and mathematics.

Read more about the UCL Inria London and watch the video of the launch event

Inria-London website