Consultancy Opportunity with the Global Partnership for AI (GPAI)

In collaboration with the CEIMIA, the GPAI’s AI and Pandemic Response Working Group is launching a Call for Proposal in connection with its project entitled “AI-powered immediate response to pandemics”. The consultancy is for updating and upgrading an existing living repository of AI initiatives to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to be presented at the 2021 GPAI Summit in November. Please refer to the Call for Proposal linked down below for more information. Proposals must be submitted before Midnight AoE, JUNE 18, 2021.

https://ceimia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/AIPR-WG-Immediate-Response_Terms-of-Reference_2021-05-31.pdf

The importance of complexity modelling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Joint ORSNZ-TPM seminar at University of Canterbury

Time: Monday 14 June 12.30-1.30pm
Place: Jack Erskine 315, University of Canterbury

The modelling of complex systems has been critical in informing the Aotearoa New Zealand response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to be important in our recovery. The Operations Research Society of New Zealand and Te Pūnaha Matatini invite you to join Dr Mike O’Sullivan (President, ORSNZ, and Incoming Deputy Director, TPM) for a seminar and discussion panel on complexity modelling. Mike will present some case studies of complex systems models that have been used to inform decisions during the pandemic, and concepts for models that can be used to help decision makers during the pandemic recovery and into the future. His 30-minute seminar will be followed by a discussion panel amongst complexity modellers from the Ōtautahi Christchurch area.

The room has a capacity of 33, so please RSVP to michael.osullivan AT auckland.ac.nz if you have an opportunity to do so.