Explaining AI for Everyone : Promises and Challenges of the Black Box Approach
Citizens have a right to an explanation of the decisions affecting them. However, if AIs are to be used in decision procedures, how can we explain complex AI systems to the general public, while so many computer scientists find them inscrutably opaque? In this presentation, an optimistic approach to this seemingly hopeless question will be presented.
Funding Multilateral Projects in Cybersecurity / Digital Trust
This workshop will be held on the 20th of May 2019 the the EPFL and aims to inform researchers and industrial partners, active in the field of cybersecurity / digital trust, about current opportunities to fund multilateral projects (collaborative projects involving multiple research and industry partners) using H2020 as well as other Swiss and EU sources of financing.
Please note that this is a closed C4DT community event.
Swiss Symposium on Blockchain Research
The UZH Blockchain Center is organising a Swiss-wide Symposium on Blockchain Research to take place on the 14.05.2019 in Zürich. In such an event, two principles are fundamental: (1) Academic, interdisciplinary programme; (2) Federal coverage. It is just fair (and interesting) to learn what Universities of this country are doing in the area now. This allows to form a sense of community, find possible synergies and plainly learn. Please register for this event.
Ethical dilemmas in strategical and operational cybersecurity at State level
This conference will take place at the University of Lausanne on May 13th & 14th in the context of the CANVAS EU project. Many international experts will give presentations, in particular governmental CERT representatives. Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory as the number of places is limited to 90 participants.
C4DT Workshop on Digital Identity
C4DT’s first workshop on the topic of Digital Identity will take place at the EPFL in Lausanne on Friday the 10th of May. The objective is to share insights in 4 application verticals, namely eHeath, IoT, e-Gov and Humanitarian, developing common understanding of digital ID, and to leverage opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Please note that this workshop is a closed event and by invitation only. More details will follow…
Rethinking General-Purpose Decentralized Computing
While showing great promise, smart contracts are difficult to program correctly, as they need a deep understanding of cryptography and distributed algorithms, and offer limited functionality, as they have to be deterministic and cannot operate on secret data. In this talk, Ceyhun Alp presents Protean, a general-purpose decentralized computing platform that addresses these limitations.
MinFuzz: Program simplification to drive fuzzing effectiveness
In this talk, Nicolas Badoux presents MinFuzz, his approach to discover and remove prunable code blocks to improve fuzzing effectiveness. First, he will discuss which computations are “skippable”. His system targets particularly decompression, decryption, and checksum computations […]
The CV Summit is a unique event held in the heart of the Crypto Valley – in Zug hosting almost 1000 attendees. Switzerland and Lichtenstein have established themselves as the Crypto Valley, through the openness of the Swiss government it has become home of some of the most renowned crypto and blockchain companies such as: Aragon, Ethereum and many more who have established themselves in Zug.
SDSC-Connect Workshop: Digital Manufacturing
The 2nd SDSC-Connect workshop named “Paving the way for Digital Manufacturing” will take place at the Kursaal, Bern. It will address the sometimes unforeseen challenges in a data-driven world and leading industry experts will share their views on the 4th industrial revolution we are experiencing.
Foundations of ICT for Lawyers and Policy Workers
Being able to understand fundamental data protection challenges, interpret the technical implications of cyber, data protection and privacy law, advise third parties, and communicate properly with technical experts who develop and maintain digital systems are crucial for lawyers. With these goals mind this course is developed by C4DT in close cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and builds on the first course held for its lawyers at the end of February 2018.
3rd JPEG Workshop on Media Blockchain
The JPEG committee calls for industry/academic participation to its 3rd workshop on media blockchain.
This free public workshop will be held in Geneva on Wednesday the 20th of March 2019 in conjunction with the 83rd ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 (JPEG) Meeting.
From Cambridge Analytica to the future of online services: a personal journey
2018 was a crazy year for privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May, and new revelations on the personal data ecosystem were making headlines on a weekly basis. I will give the behind the scenes for a lot of these events, question why they didn’t happen earlier, and offer some thoughts […]