Webinars on Innovation in Health Governance and AI-related Technologies during the COVID-19 Pandemic


In the first half year of 2020, COVID-19 swept the whole world, and most countries in the world have been dragged into this catastrophe. This pandemic has caused so severe damages to the whole world, that it will definitely be written into the history of human beings. Compared with the influenza pandemic of 1918, the only thing human beings can feel fortunate is that human beings have achieved a huge leap in their technological abilities to understand viruses, to control the spread speed of the virus and to contain the virus. Especially during this epidemic, the use of a large number of AI-related technologies in controlling the epidemic was impressive. The use of these technologies in the epidemic has different positive and negative effects, and the controversy in various fields such as political science, sociology, and law is very worthy of being discussed and summed up.


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Shanghai Representative Office;Intellisia Institute



Session I: A Comparative Perspective on the use of AI-related technologies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Key question: what are the major differences, political debates, and societal controversies/visions about the use of AI/apps/big data/Sensory tech/modeling etc. during Covid-19

Session II:Pandemic monitoring systems

Key question: What is the role of codes, digital passes, AI and big data for covid-19 monitoring systems (testing, contact tracing, isolation)? What innovations as well as technical and legal problems arise for public and private monitoring systems?

Session III:Digitalization and Reopening the Economy

Key question: How are electronic passports, health apps, and digital applications etc. used to allow mobility both domestically but also between countries? What technical and legal frameworks are currently developing?

Time(Chinese Standard Time):

Session I:19:00 22 June

Session II:19:00 29 June

Session III:19:00 6 July


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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation. In Germany, KAS offers a wide variety of civic education conferences and events. KAS offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. KAS is proud to bear the name of Konrad Adenauer. The first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany’s name and principles are our guidelines, duty, and obligation. KAS conferences and events attract people who 'have something to say'. In Germany, KAS offers more than 2,500 events per year which attract 145,000 participants. KAS provides moral and material support to intellectually gifted young people, not only from Germany, but also from Central and Eastern Europe and developing countries. KAS stays in close contact with our more than 10.000 alumni. The KAS offices in China aim to promote undernderstandings between Chinese and German partners, promote dialogues between China and Europe, and promote exchanges between China and Germany in academic, economic, technological, and social fields.

Intellisia Institute is one of the leading non-profit independent social think tanks in China. With our high-qualified and efficient research team and our strong resource-integration ability, we are dedicated to provide knowledge resources for the government, enterprises, media, academia and the public from an independent and objective research perspectives, so as to help them better "see the world with open eyes", understand the relationship between China and the world, and to provide strategic insights and policy solutions for foreign affairs, as well as promote the growth and development of China's social think tanks in its cross border communication.In 2019, Intellisia institute was listed as one of the first think tank of China Think Tank Index (CTTI), and was ranked 5th among China's social think tank.


Asia-Europe Consortium for AI Research (AECAIR) is a platform, initiated by partners in Asia and Europe, including KAS Shanghai Office, Intellisia Institute in Guangzhou, Dr. Fen Jennifer Lin (City University of Hong Kong; Greater Bay Area AI & Society Research Institute), and Prof Maximilian Mayer (University of Nottingham Ningbo China). This platform aims to offer a thinking space for social science research – across the Eurasian continent and beyond – in order to gather researchers, experts, and practitioners in the expanding field of AI aiming to channel their analysis regularly to policy makers. It aims at fostering and stimulating interdisciplinary collaborations as well as public conversations about the potentials and limits of AI.