We have lived through one of the most innovative periods in human memory. Fuelled by necessity, individuals, organisations and governments have pivoted and adapted to new circumstances to an extraordinary degree. The potential of this supercharged innovation is breathtaking, opening up a new world of possibility.
All innovation should be ethical first. That’s where we need to set our bar to ensure fairness, safety and equal representation so that the benefits of emerging tech flow through to everyone. Covid-19 has raised issues and exposed weaknesses around how data is stored and collected, how AI is regulated and how web connectivity is not a luxury, it’s a lifeline.
We learn more about the transmission, pathology and long-term effects of Covid-19 each month. Here we take the temperature on our health system and bring leading figures at the intersection of health and technology together to chart a path forward and highlight some of the most potent developments to date.