A human right: International Day for Universal Access to Information 2022

What was the last thing you watched or read? Chances are, it was something free on the internet – and not just this blog! In our online age of hyperconnectivity and instant access, it’s easy to think that we all have equal opportunities to access information and knowledge. We no longer have to wait for letters to arrive in the post. However, many people face economic, communication and practical barriers to accessing free and accessible information. For the UN, working alongside UNESCO, the right to information is a fundamental human right. It’s why it’s designated the 28th of September as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). It’s also what makes us tick at SciAni – innovatively sharing knowledge internationally is our raison d’être.

Head over with us virtually to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the host of this year’s IDUAI theme: Artificial Intelligence, e-Governance and Access to Information. Learn why video can be used to improve health in economically disadvantaged communities, how open schooling is good for girls, and find out about the advances of AI in informatics – making sense of vast amounts of information from big data to fuel precision medicine. To keep you topped up with the latest scintillating information, we’ve also thrown in a couple of fun free animations for you to peruse, including about how digital holography (think Star Wars) could soon become part of everyday life.

P.S. if you’re an organisation or researcher looking to share your important knowledge and information with a global audience, SciAni can help! Click here to discover how to connect with millions of people all around the world.

Explore the social inequalities in health and substantial differences in terms of the socio-economic groups. Learn how accessing health information via video/online is best and how people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes’ use of electronic health platforms is connected to their socioeconomic status.

Education is the key to a successful life for young girls around the world, but they face many challenges to gain the schooling they deserve. Open schooling can help to take education to the girls who need it most in more flexible and affordable ways. With a little encouragement from their families, girls across the globe can thrive.

From patient data to clinical decision support through precision disease networks, watch this video to learn about a powerful approach to precision medicine fuelled by artificial intelligence.