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While votes seem to yield increasingly surprising results, such as the election of Donald Trump in 2016 or the Brexit vote in the UK defying pre-vote polls and initial vote counting predictions, Swiss vote results are swiftly being predicted by Predikon. We will follow the evolution of the project until the next vote, which will take place on March 7th. An article every month will enable you to observe the evolution of the project, (almost) live, accompanying Victor Kristof in the improvement of Predikon.View
We are excited to announce the launch of the C4DT start-up program. 4 start-ups have already been selected to join the C4DT community, consisting of 13 partners and 34 EPFL laboratories, to collaborate and share insights on trust-building technologies. For two years Regdata, strong.network, Taurus and Xorlab will complement the already diverse group of partner companies through their start-up perspectives. Their agility and innovation has permitted these start-ups to differentiate themselves in their respective fields. Please click below for more information. We are looking forward to an exciting and fruitful collaboration.View
Epidemiologist and member of the Swiss scientific task force Marcel Salathé has just taken over as head of the national Covid-19 research programme. For "Le Temps", he looks back on the promises of science in the face of the pandemic. Read the article in French by clicking below.View
French-language news paper 'Le Temps' published an opinion piece by C4DT's Academic Director and Head of the LDS lab at EPFL, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, on trusting the SwissCovid app. Prof. Hubaux raises the point that the excessive focus on privacy protection has cast doubt on a tool which makes it possible to defend other rights. Read the article in French on 'www.letemps.ch' by clicking the following link.View
October’s EIC ePitching with Investors brought together eight highly innovative EIC-backed SMEs with six investor firms to pitch on Fintech, Insurtech and Blockchain applications. This month’s edition awarded Swiss-based Quantum Integrity for its efforts in AI powered deep fake and image forgery detection. CEO Anthony Sahakian's startup is located at EPFL Innovation Park and is advised by EPFL's Multimedia Signal Processing Group, led by C4DT-affiliated Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi. Please click below to read the European Innovation Council's announcement.View
A recent conference held by EPFL’s C4DT (Center for Digital Trust), and live streamed live streamed, with some of the world’s leading experts on cyber security, fake news and democracy, heard that citizens and governments should re-gain their sense of alarm and do something to urgently address what we all know is a huge, and growing, problem. Please click below for more info.View
An alliance for excellence supported by multiple public, private and academic actors, the "TRUST VALLEY" was launched on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Cantons, Confederation, academic institutions and captains of industry such as ELCA, Kudelski and SICPA, come together to co-construct this pool of expertise and encourage the emergence of innovative projects. Please click below for more information.View
Geneva solutions reports on C4DT joint event on "Manipulating elections in cyberspace: are democracies in danger"
A little less than one month before the election, one wonders. How are fake news and disinformation affecting relations within a democracy, but moreover what threat do they pose to democracy itself? It is precisely this topic that the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) housed at EPFL brought to the table yesterday during an event organized with the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the CyberPeace Institute. If cyberspace becomes fertile ground to sow distrust and create discord and antagonisms, it is necessary to understand the problem and act consequently. Click below to read the articleView
On September 27 Switzerland votes for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, including on a contentious initiative to end the free movement of workers with the European Union. Predikon will be predicting the final outcome within minutes of the release of the first partial municipal results from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Please click below for more info.View