Joint C4DT-CyberPeace Institute-CTEI conference on “Manipulating elections in cyberspace: are democracies in danger?”
Increasingly, reports warn that state-sponsored actors use social media to spread fake news/disinformation in order to sow distrust and create panic during pandemics and create discord and polarized opinions among people on political issues during democratic elections. Adding to this, social media platforms’ algorithms “add salt to the wound” by feeding their users posts which are aligned with their opinion in order to increase their screen time. How serious and how massive is the problem? What are its implications? And what can/should be done about it?
During this forum, organized jointly by the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), the CyberPeace Institute and the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) in Geneva, we will discuss not only the technological aspects of this phenomena, but also the regulatory role executive and legislative branches of governments should play. Societal, economical and geopolitical implications will also be debated. This event is open to the general public.
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C4DT Webinar on Critical Infrastructures in Switzerland: are they crisis-resilient?
In times of crises, we become acutely aware how important infrastructures are as a basis for society to continue to function … and to recover in the aftermath. But this is not only the question of the importance of foundational infrastructures, such as telecom, postal services, public transport and electricity, it is also the question of their resilience. In this webinar, we will discuss these questions for the case of Switzerland, together with representatives of the major Swiss infrastructure providers – Swissgrid, SBB, Swiss Post and Swisscom. The webinar will be introduced and moderated by Prof. Matthias Finger, Swiss Post Chair in Management of Network Industries at EPFL and will benefit from the critical view of a representative of the Swiss Confederation in charge of the national security network.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 10:30-12:00, remote.
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C4DT Webinar on SwissCovid (DP^3T project) – a proximity-tracing app against COVID-19: building trust in a technology solution
The collaborative development effort, called DP-3T (Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing), involves researchers from various countries and is led from EPFL by C4DT-affiliated privacy expert Prof. Carmela Troncoso. Its goal is to simplify and accelerate the process of identifying people who have been in contact with an infected person, thus providing a technological foundation to help slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. During this public webinar, we will discuss how the application works as well as how to build trust to encourage the population to adopt a technology solution.
May 27th, 10:30 – 12:30, remote.
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C4DT event on Facebook’s Libra project
Facebook’s Libra project continues to fuel the news headlines and stirs passionate discussions, for example, on its technological robustness, its macro-economical and societal impact as well as the FINMA’s regulatory response.
The C4DT organises a panel discussion this topic on Wednesday the 2nd of October from 16h to 18h @ EPFL room BC 420, A networking aperitif until 19h30 will round off the event. Please note that this event is by invitation only.
C4DT-CMTA Joint Conference
This joint CMTA – C4DT conference will be held on the 6th of June 2019 at EPFL’s SwissTech Convention Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, following on from the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences’ Research Day. Speakers and panelists at the conference will discuss the first experiences made in Switzerland with the tokenization of securities and the professional custody of digital assets, as well as the future shape of trading platforms for digital assets.
Applied Machine Learning Days
Four days of talks, tutorials & workshops, on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with top speakers from around the world, at EPFL. 26–29 January 2019, SwissTech Convention Center AI & Trust January 28 13:30–17:00 & January 29 9:00–12:30 The conference includes a track on AI & trust co-organised by C4DT