How can big data and new technologies improve the human condition?

Today technology is moving faster than ever before, outpacing human and institutional capacity to adapt to change. As companies and governments amass huge quantities of data, breakthroughs in data analytics and machine learning are already transforming and disrupting the world. New insights and applications could revolutionize the way we live, learn, and work in the 21st century. They present opportunities to address the grand challenges of our time and improve the human condition. Research workshops in this thematic area will seek to develop novel tools and technologies that advance healthcare and human wellbeing. A plenary session will explore the broader implications of big data, including social, ethical, legal and policy dimensions.

Plenary 1: Big Data for Good

Chair: Philip Payne, Robert J. Terry Professor and Director, Institute for Informatics, Washington University in St. Louis 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person proceedings of the 8th International Symposium will be postponed to fall 2021. We will, however, hold a virtual session on the original dates this October 2020. Details to follow.