The Tech Response to COVID-19
About this video
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the products and services offered by tech companies have kept many of us entertained, connected with friends and families, and ensured we could still get our favourite foods at home.
However, in many nations contact-tracing apps have fallen short, platforms have allowed the spread of health misinformation, and gig economy workers have been left without physical and financial protections.
We host a conversation to explore the tech companies and industry response to COVID-19, with panellists:
• Prof Phil Howard, Director, OII
• Carly Kind, Director, Ada Lovelace Institute
• Ravi Naik, Co-founder, AWO
• Ana Grouverman, Group Product Manager, Spotify
About the Speakers
Professor of Internet Studies
Philip N. Howard is a professor of sociology, information and international affairs, and the author of Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives.
Visiting Policy Fellow
Ravi Naik, the Law Society’s 2018 - 2019 Human Rights Lawyer of the Year, is a multi-award winning Solicitor, with a pioneering practice at the forefront of data rights and technology. In January 2020, Ravi co-founded the data rights agency, AWO.
Director, Ada Lovelace Institute
Group Product Manager, Spotify