Indonesia’s provincial, municipal and other local governments are finding innovative digital solutions to map COVID-19 and make the information available to the public.
Governments and development partners need to take a methodical approach to the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies in collaboration with the private sector.
An analysis of data from popular transit applications indicates that there is a relationship between increased mobility and COVID-19 cases, but more information is needed to make a definitive link.
Innovative, new methods are needed to estimate poverty due to the high costs and long time frame of traditional methods.
Digital consultations and data collection are less time consuming than conducting face-to-face consultations. But meticulous attention to processes, contexts and results is needed.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in managing the crisis. Public-private partnerships, coupled with global cooperation, could help us explore technological solutions beyond the earth.
In Asia and the Pacific government and private companies are using digital platforms to address the pandemic. They should also use them to speed their economies into recovery.
Researchers are finding new uses for artificial intelligence and machine learning during the pandemic, but they are not a silver bullet.