Virtual Event: Applying AI to Combat Pandemics

Hei AI folks!

As we are in the middle of a global pandemic, we have decided to hold our next quarterly event as a virtual event on the topic that is on the top of our minds.

We have invited 3 great speakers to share how they are using AI to address Pandemics both now for COVID-19, as well as how AI can support possibilities for future development against global pandemics.

The event will be held online at 17:30 to 19:00 (CEST). Conference link to this virtual event will be made available to those with a reserved spot. The password for joining the event will be sent out to registered participants on the day before the event.

1. Anne Asmyr Thorseng (PhD in health information systems) is evaluation coordinator and project manager for DHIS2. She has previously worked for Accenture with information system projects within e-government and e-health.

Her talk will address the reality on the ground when collecting, making available and using good quality, timely and complete health data in low and middle-income countries. The potential and challenges of applying machine learning in the setting of routine and surveillance data in these settings is discussed. District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) is an open source, web-based health management information system (HMIS) platform and is managed by the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) at the University of Oslo (UiO). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a set of packages were rapidly made available at and have been deployed in more than 30 countries.

2. Bert Hoorne is a Healthcare Industry Strategist at Microsoft in Western Europe. He has been working with the most innovative Hospitals in Europe to drive innovation. Bert has proven his expertise in various domains such as enterprise architecture, cloud enablement, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and many more.

His talk will be about using Bots to support the healthcare field. When Covid-19 became a pandemic, our healthcare customers saw an increasing demand in questions from citizens. Hospitals also needed to find a way to enable effective remote triage and focus on the patients who needed it the most. It was also crucial to get insights in the situation by analyzing data that was captured through the millions of messages. With this session we want to show you, how we supported our customers, by providing them the tools and insights they need to address the Covid-19 situation.

3. Nicolas Petitclerc has a PhD in Astrophysics and before joining Telia as a Senior Data Scientist, he has worked as a Founder/CTO and Chief Data Scientist in 2 different startups where he applied ML in the education and the app industry.

His talk will be about how he and the Crowd Insights team at Telia have been busy helping various authorities and news channels, throughout their footprint, to track and monitor the impacts of the restrictions imposed in order to combat COVID-19, in terms of traffic changes. He will also talk about the future plans for advancing the solution with AI & ML capabilities.

The talks will begin at 17:30 on May 27th. Conference link to this digital event will be made available to those with a reserved spot.

See you online!


Oslo.AI is a non-commercial initiative – by the community for the community. We strive to foster and accelerate the development of a vibrant community of practitioners in AI & Machine Learning within the rapidly developing Oslo tech ecosystem.

This digital event is made possible by Oslo.AI team, volunteers and virtual venue sponsor Miles AS.

May 27, 2020 17:30 – May 27, 2020 19:00
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Speakers / Topics

Anne Asmyr Thorseng

DHIS 2 evaluation coordinator, Information systems and global health University of Oslo

Bert Hoorne

Healthcare Industry Technology Strategist Microsoft/Onyva

Nicolas Petitclerc

Combating COVID-19 with location insights

Sr Data Scientist Telia


Miles AS