The Workshop

Spurring profound social and economic change, digital technologies are transforming society. AI, robotics, Internet of Things, cloud computing, biotechnology and other emerging technologies are blurring the boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological fields. In particular, AI offers enormous potential for enabling socioeconomic development and can be an effective instrument for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building knowledge societies, as well as playing a key role in promoting social good.

In this scenario, this Webinar Series will reflect on the role of AI for the current and future production of ICT-related data. What are the challenges and opportunities posed by AI for data production? What are the ethical implications of using AI for this purpose? Why and how can AI be measured? Particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, what role can AI play for timely data production? How are countries collecting data in the current scenario? These are some of the pressing questions that this Webinar Series will address.

Speakers are invited to share their experiences – from the perspectives of the private sector, university and government – of the current data demands and their varied approaches to producing and using data in present times.


The Annual Workshop on Survey Methodology has been conducted by the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society ( of the Brazilian Network Information Center ( since 2010 to discuss emerging topics on ICT data production within the ICT data community.
The 10th edition of the Workshop on Survey Methodology, coorganized by the National School of Statistical Sciences (ENCE) of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), will be conducted entirely online through a series of five webinars addressing the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the future of ICT data production and other societal implications.

This is an open and free event, limited to 500 participants connected through Zoom Webinar. The entire event will be recorded and posted later on Youtube channel at:

The event will be conducted and presented in English with simultaneous translation to Portuguese.


Webinar I: A Humanistic and Ethical Approach to AI
  • Welcome Remarks:  Demi Getschko,
                                       Maysa Magalhães, ENCE/IBGE

     Sasha Rubel, Unesco

    Invited Talk:

    Sacha Alanoca, The Future Society

    María Paz Canales, Derechos Digitales

    Edson Prestes, UFRGS 

    Moderator: Alexandre Barbosa,

Webinar II: Public Statistics on AI
  • Keynote: Luis Aranda, OECD

    Invited Talk:

    • Evyatar Kirschberg, CBS Israel
    • Mark Uhrbach, Statistics Canada
    • Pierre Montagnier, OECD

    Moderator: Tatiana Jereissati,

Webinar III: Statistics for Citizenship
  • Keynote: Alan Smith, Financial Times

    Invited Talk:

    • Denise Britz, ENCE
    • Natália Mazotte, Open Knowledge Brasil

    Moderator: Alexandre Barbosa,

Webinar IV: Alternative Approaches for Data Production in the context of COVID-19
  • Keynote 1: Francesca Perucci, UNSD

    Keynote 2: Andrés Gutiérrez Rojas, UNECLAC

    Invited Talk:

    • Eduardo Rios, IBGE
    • Marcelo Pitta,

    Moderator: Tatiana Jereissati,

Webinar V: Alternative Sources for Data Production in the context of COVID-19
  • Keynote: Frauke Kreuter, Maryland Population Research Center 

    Invited Talk:

    • Lorena Barberia, USP
    • João Porto de Albuquerque, Warwick University

    Moderator: Alexandre Barbosa,



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