Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast! Once again, we’re recording this episode remotely, because the world is on fire. It’s important to stay at home. Stay safe. And be surrounded by cats, dogs and an unhealthy amount of snacks.
In this week’s episode we’re talking about COVID-19 misinformation. We’re talking about the role of the individual too; if Captain Tom keeps walking in his background any longer, we’ll finally be able to afford universal basic income!
AND we’re talking about the NHS, data and [checks notes] ... “Clowns without borders". Cool.
And we have a special guest!
This week’s topics:
Stat of the week:
Some people have been spreading misinformation:
Charity news of the week
Captain Tom raised £20 million this week but he’s not the only one who’s been fundraising
Tech news of the week
NHS and the challenge of data:
Previously planned this survey aims to understand people’s perceptions of data sharing in health and social care:
Particularly important because existing datasets were not good enough to identify at risk people:
What risks were/are there in the work still ongoing with tech organisations and creating new data platforms:
And does some data need to be more accessible:
Challenge of the week:
Efforts are being explored to make tracking the spread of the outbreak easier.
What does this mean for our privacy? And what happens after things return to normal?
Mobile data tracking:
Google and Apple plans for notifications when coming into contact with someone infected:
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