The Liberal Stemocrat – July 2020 Newsletter

The Liberal Stemocrat – July 2020 Newsletter

ALDES Lib Dem Leadership Election Q&A confirmed!

Join leadership candidates Ed Davey and Layla Moran as part of a special Q&A session hosted by the Association of Liberal Democrat Engineers and Scientists.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS: We want to hear from ALDES members – what themes and questions do you want the candidates to discuss as we grill them with Paxman-esque cynicism and wit? Please get in touch with us at chair@aldes.org.uk

WHEN: August 6, 2020 at 7.00pm – 8.30pm (This is the revised date)

WHERE: Zoom Dial-in / YouTube

RSVP: https://www.libdems.org.uk/aldes-qanda

And join our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/261498285110964

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Josh Matthews | chair@aldes.org.uk

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Public Mental Health and COVID-19: a compassion based approach to recovery and resilience

Public Mental Health and COVID-19: a compassion based approach to recovery and resilience

The mental health impacts of COVID-19 are expected to be very significant and could be the single greatest health burden caused by this pandemic in the long term. However, at present they are not being assessed at the population level, while not enough is being done to study these impacts and how to respond to them.

This briefing note explores the issues raised around mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourages a genuine and robust compassionate response to COVID-19 which also requires ambitious and creative thinking in response to many social and economic problems.

Read it here.

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AI and Data Governance issues in responding to COVID-19

AI and Data Governance issues in responding to COVID-19

AI and data-driven technologies have the potential to support pandemic prevention and control at many stages, including improving response and recovery for COVID-19.

As well as having direct benefits, the increased use of AI and data technologies could increase social understanding of their benefits and public trust in them. However, the speed at which new technologies are being considered and implemented raises a number of concerns.

This briefing note discusses these concerns, including those specific to the NHS contact tracing app and also discusses some of the broader governance issues surrounding AI ethics.

Read it here.

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