Digital Sequence Information: Access, Innovation, and Benefit-Sharing

Open access to “digital sequence information,” or DSI, can help drive innovation to cure diseases, develop crops resistant to climate change, protect global biodiversity, and more. However, open access can also lead to the exploitation of biological resources – particularly in vulnerable countries and communities. This spring, Meridian convened stakeholders at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio … Continued

Lacuna Fund: Supporting Local Experts to Harness the Power of AI

Healthcare providers can use machine learning to diagnose disease, decrease patient healthcare costs, and ultimately save lives – but often, these tools are built on datasets that lack representation across demographic and socioeconomic groups. Machine translation tools open up access to the digital world – but they require training and evaluation data that do not … Continued