The C4DT Embassy is facilitating collaboration through workshops and events. It helps partners sharing insights and exchanging knowledge. It connects ideas, people, organizations, and scientific domains. It promotes C4DT and its partners.
Nov 8, 2019
A new research program will combine the specialist knowledge of the Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL with insights from the School’s data scientists and digital trust experts. The Swiss online bank Swissquote, sponsor of the Chair in Quantitative Finance and founding member of EPFL’s Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), is co-funding a new Finance and Technology Research Program, with Prof. Damir Filipovic, head of the Swiss Finance Institute, serving as its academic director. The news was unveiled at the Swissquote 2019 Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance, held on the 8th of November at the SwissTech Convention Center. Read EPFL's press release by clicking on the following link.
Oct 4, 2019
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. A nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but as C4DT-affiliated Professor Rachid Guerraoui explains, it all comes down to our understanding of what makes transactions secure. DCL’s new system, dubbed Byzantine Reliable Broadcast, can achieve safe cryptocurrency transactions on a large scale with an energetic cost of virtually zero. Read EPFL's press release by clicking on the following link.
Aug 29, 2019
It is our great pleasure to announce that the Federal Office for Defence Procurement (armasuisse) has joined the C4DT as a partner. armasuisse is the Competence Center for Procurement, Technology and Real Estate within the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). This partnership is inaugurated with a two-day conference a two-day conference on artificial intelligence with two keynotes and ten talks from leading international experts coming from research, industry and government. The conference will discuss the role of upcoming cyber threats and trends in artificial intelligence that are relevant for the defence and security sector. Read the Federal Council’s press release by clicking on the link below.
Jun 17, 2019
On the 17th of June a new consortium consisting of EPFL, Cloudfare, Kudelski Security, Protocol Labs, and the University of Chile announced the creation of The League of Entropy, collaborative project between its founding members to produce a publicly available, verifiable, distributed randomness beacon: a service that provides unpredictable, truly unbiased and third-party verifiable random numbers at regular intervals, for anyone that may need a public source of randomness, an industry first.
Jun 4, 2019
On the 4th of June, the Council of States debated the Swiss law on e-ID (Federal Act on Electronic Identification Services, LSIE). C4DT’s academic director Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux wrote an article on the topic for the Swiss French-language daily newspaper 'Le Temps', in which he favors state control of all e-ID processes with private sector engagement. Click here to access the article on the "Le Temps" website.
Jan 20, 2020other conferences
The 2nd edition of the Geneva Blockchain Congress will be held on Monday the 20th of January at Palexpo, Geneva, and will focus on the following theme: From Laboratory to Market via Ethics, Regulation and Governance. This will encompass a vast array of topical questions and debates. For more information, please, click below.
Jan 25, 2020 → Jan 29, 2020other conferences
On January 25-29, 2020 EPFL's Swiss Tech Center will host the fourth iteration of the Applied Machine Learning Days. The best people in the field will talk about a variety of issues on the application of machine learning and AI - from technical to social to economical. The conference includes a track on AI & trust co-organized by C4DT, which will take place on Tuesday the 28th of January.
Mar 19, 2020C4DT conferences
The rising importance of data has thrown up new challenges ranging from competition policy to privacy to the geostrategic implications of 5G. The goal of this conference, organized in collaboration with The Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), is to boost understanding of what data is and help to develop mindsets and attitudes that are based on technical and economic realities rather than the myths and shallow discussions that so often appear in popular media. For more information, please click below... March 19th, 2020, 9:00-18:00 @ The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Maison de la Paix.