Webinar on Contact Tracing & Giant Data Collectors: A Journey from Utopia to Dystopia
The second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic is surging in the world. Many countries had high expectations from digital contact tracing as a means to improve the efficiency of the manual tracing. In this webinar renowned international experts present their research results and views on solutions for digital contact tracing. We critically discuss the deployed solutions with respect to their security, privacy and effectiveness. In particular, we discuss the risks and threats of using solutions that are provided by giant data collectors. The event is supported by the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG).
Participation is free of charge. In order to register and to see the full agenda please click below.
December 1st 2020, 13h-18h30, online
Control over our data: what role for international Geneva on data governance?
Today, a global digital society is emerging through the transfer of data abroad on a massive scale. Some states, however, seem to be returning to national isolationism, encouraging local storage solutions so as to be less dependent on foreign infrastructures and platforms. Switzerland is debating the adoption of a ‘Swiss Cloud’ for certain categories of data, while our neighbors are considering a European strategy. In addition to the geopolitical dimension, this massive transfer of data in Switzerland and abroad raises questions concerning protection of our privacy and control over our data. This conference will examine the role of multilateralism in the search for global responses.
The Digital Transformation Office of the University of Geneva invites you to join its e-conference on “Control over our data: what role for international Geneva on data governance?” on Wednesday 18th of November.
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RegHorizon’s AI Policy Conference
Following the postponement of conference, the new dates have been confirmed: 16-17th of November 2020. Wide application of AI technologies has enormous benefits, but it also presents unprecedented challenges in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, consumer rights and ethics. As societal expectations evolve, lack of clear global rules & slow pace of policy developments in this area presents a major challenge to businesses worldwide. RegHorizon’s AI Policy Conference is organized in collaboration with the ETHZ and will focus mainly on the role policy frameworks can play for AI’s future development. For more information please click below.
November 16th & 17th, 2020, 14h-19h online
Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence and Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
The Cyber-Defense Campus is pleased to announce its next Cyber-Defence Campus conference which will take place on November 3rd & 4th 2020 at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center. The two-day conference will explore the trade-off between the need for massive data collection to produce relevant intelligence for cyber-defence (Nov 3: Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence) and the imperative need to preserve the privacy of citizens (Nov 4: Privacy-Enhancing Technologies).
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Swissquote Conference 2020 on Finance and Technology
The Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Swissquote Conference 2020 on Finance and Technology. The conference is organized by the Swissquote Chair in Quantitative Finance and the Swiss Finance Institute@EPFL. Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19, this conference will be held online. Please note that registration for this event is mandatory.
Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:30-12:00.
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Crypto Valley Conference 2020
The 3rd edition of the Crypto Valley Conference will be held on On June 11-12 in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, with two days of in-depth discussions on the current state and future of blockchain technology.
More information will follow shortly. To access the event’s website, click below.
Applied Machine Learning Days 2020
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.
Geneva Blockchain Congress
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.
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Launch event – Crypto Valley Association Western Chapter
The Crypto Valley is now connecting Zug with Romandie. The Valley is Switzerland in its integrality, and beyond. To celebrate this major step, the Crypto Valley Association is officially launching its Western Switzerland Chapter on December 02 at EPFL, Lausanne. Join them in order to meet the dynamic local blockchain and crypto community. During the event, a specific focus will be kept on crypto finance, digital assets and blockchain education.
December 2nd, 2019 @ 17:00-19:00, Polydôme EPFL
Empowerment Summit 2019
The Empowerment Foundation is organising an important summit on the 3rd and 4th of October on Freedom in a data driven World. Some of the topics covered during the summit are Cloud Act and its consequence in Switzerland, Privacy with testimonials from one of the protagonists of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, GDPR and Fake News.
October 3rd, 2019, 09-17h @ ECAL, Lausanne
October 4th, 2019, 09-16h @ Centre des congrès le Régent, Crans-Montana
Swiss Crypto Day
The Swiss Crypto Day is an informal event to promote research in cryptology in Switzerland. It will take place at irregular intervals. The first edition takes place in September 2019 and is hosted by the crypto group at the University of Bern. Please save the date.
CYD-Campus Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Defence and Security
The Cyber-Defense Campus holds its inaugural Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Defence and Security on the 5-6 September 2019 at the SwissTech Center in Lausanne. Speakers will be drawn internationally from all defence and security areas of industry, academia, military and government. The discussed AI topics will range from new scientific findings to the benefits and usability of AI techniques. For more information please click here…