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.
Jun 16, 2021Press reviews
Giving back to citizens the control of their private life in the face of digital technology: this is the mission of the French company Little Syster. Launched in 2020, it uses a technology based on artificial intelligence that was developed at the LSIR EPFL laboratory headed by C4DT affiliated Prof. K. Aberer.
Apr 8, 2021Blog posts
On the 7th of March, the Swiss population voted on a ban for full face coverings, the e-ID Act, and an economic partnership agreement with Indonesia. As with all Swiss referendums since 2019, the EPFL election prediction tool Predikon generated real-time predictions for the vote outcomes.
Mar 25, 2021Press reviews
Digital activities represent around 4-5% of CO2 emissions, estimate several studies. And cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are amongst the most energy consuming activities: far ahead of streaming and email exchanges. The podcast "Le Point J" tries to understand why.
Mar 15, 2021News
The ease of creating fake virtual identities plays an important role in shaping the way information—and misinformation—circulates online. Social media platforms are increasingly prominent in shaping public debates, and the tension between online anonymity and accountability is a source of growing societal risks. This article outlines one approach to resolving this tension, with “pseudonym parties” that focus on proof of personhood rather than identity. Pseudonym parties are a low-tech approach to important digital challenges, linking online activity to anonymous digital tokens that are obtained by being physically present at an appointed time and place.
Mar 2, 2021Blog posts
On March 7, the next Swiss referendum vote will be held, with votes on a ban for full face coverings, the e-ID Act, and the economic partnership agreement with Indonesia. As this national vote approaches, the EPFL election prediction tool, Predikon, is rolling out some improvements with new features.
Oct 15, 2021C4DT conferences
This conference will take place on October 15th, 9:00-17:00, at the Maison de la Paix of the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID). It will address a number of key questions: How does a lack of digital trust manifest itself today? Is this justified, based on current privacy and security issues, or is it exaggerated? Understated? What lessons can be learned from other sectors on how to build the trust that will be needed for our digital future. What is possible in the digital future, and what will be lost without digital trust? And finally, how should that digital trust be built? The event is jointly organised by IHEID's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) and EPFL's Center for Digital Trust (C4DT). For more information click below.
Nov 15, 2021 → Nov 16, 2021other conferences
Digital Twin technologies are gaining momentum in research and applications in health and industry on an international scale. EPFL and its partners are active in the development of related core technologies and their integrations, for instance via the CIS Research Pillars and DIGIPREDICT.