Algorithms For Hope
Case studies with a positive global impact as we move from human to augmented intelligence.
Case studies with a positive global impact as we move from human to augmented intelligence
Humans have used their intelligence to cultivate plants, tame animals, cut trees, divert rivers, mine stones and mineral, and create machinery. Over the last two generations, we have created our own intelligence: artificial intelligence. We can feed data to machines and machines can learn from that data. These processes can help us in fields across our lives, from medical research to traffic flows, from forecasting climate change to managing admin. In this conference, we will focus on the many positive aspects of artificial intelligence, how it already enhances our daily lives and how, in these currently challenging times, working together with the technology, it can create new horizons for all of us.
Swiss Re Institute, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), and IBM Research, are all using or seeking the best forms of augmented intelligence to use in their respective industry segments. The conference will gather networks of artificial intelligence research and practice with thought leaders and decision makers from society, business and government.
IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe & Africa and Director of the IBM Research Lab, Zurich. Curioni is an internationally recognized leader in the area of high-performance computing and computational science. He was a member of the winning team recognized with the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in 2013 and 2015. His research interests include AI, Big Data and quantum computing.
Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics and investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate Darling explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. In 2017, the American Bar Association honored her legal work with the Mark T. Banner award in Intellectual Property.
Chief Research Officer, Swiss Re Institute. Nabholz manages Swiss Re's Strategic Council to deliver executive advice and foresight on risks across a broad and rapidly evolving business landscape. His research team enhances Swiss Re's market intelligence and contributes to thought leadership on major industry topics.
Founder of ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing company. She helps companies understand and mitigate their risks around the algorithms they employ and that are used against them. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy." Starting as a professor at Barnard College, where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry, Cathy later switched over to the private sector.
CEO and co-founder of Pymetrics, a talent matching platform that uses behavioral science and AI to make workforce decisions more accurate, fair, and efficient. Dr. Frida Polli is an award-winning Harvard and MIT neuroscientist turned entrepreneur.
Founder of GainForest, a non-profit grantee of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, aiming to reverse the deterioration of nature by combining decentralized finance with intelligent ecosystem monitoring. Dao is a Ph.D. student at ETH Zurich building AI and Data Systems for Sustainable Development and is leading the Climate + AI initiative at DS3Lab, mapping the ethical use of AI, and directing the Kara research project with Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Director of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at GSK AI/ML. Schwab's work aims to advance personalised medicine by utilising machine learning methods and large-scale health data to better understand and treat complex diseases. Prior to joining GSK, he was a Principal Architect working on Machine Learning for Personalised Medicine at Roche in Basel, Switzerland.
CEO of the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for consumption, economic and social studies, Rüschlikon/Zurich.
Journalist and moderator. Florian Inhauser presents the main newscast at Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, SRF and he is also the anchor of the foreign news magazine «#SRFglobal». With a master in history and anglistics he speaks English fluently. He has also an excellent reputation as an international correspondent, covering conflicts and crises around the globe.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Florian Inhauser, Journalist and Moderator, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation
Christoph Nabholz, Chief Research Officer, Swiss Re Institute
A dialogue on accelerated discovery
Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Europe and Director of the IBM Research Lab Zurich
The new breed: What our history with animals reveals about our future with machines
Kate Darling, Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab
Using AI to help restore the natural world
David Dao, AI for Sustainable Development, ETH Zurich; Founder, GainForest; WEF Global Shaper
Using AI to reduce bias in recruitment
Frida Polli, Founder and CEO, pymetrics
Using AI to develop medicines with a higher probability of success
Patrick Schwab, Director of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, GSK AI/ML
Algorithmic accountability will lead to a better world
Cathy O'Neil, Founder, O'Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing
Lukas Jezler, CEO, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
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Participation is by invitation only. The event targets networks of artificial intelligence research and practice with thought leaders and decision makers from society, business and government. For questions about the invitation process and the event programme, please contact Andreas_Obrist(at)swissre.com.
15 June 2021
13.45 – 17.00 (CEST / Zurich time)
Free of charge
The event will take place online. You will receive the link to the livestream shortly after your registration.
20% Early-Bird-Rabatt bis 25. März 2019: 960 CHF
10% Early-Bird-Rabatt bis 30. April 2019: 1080 CHF
Vollpreis: 1200 CHF (ab 1. Mai 2019)
Preis für Start-ups: 450 CHF (Rabattcode auf Anfrage: predictions(at)gdi.ch)
Die Teilnahmegebühr ist im Voraus zu bezahlen. Im Preis inbegriffen sind alle Speisen und Getränke. Kurzfristige Anmeldungen (später als zwei Wochen vor dem Anlass) können nur mit Kreditkarte bezahlt werden.
Die Teilnehmerliste wird eine Woche vor Veranstaltung veröffentlicht (Passwort erforderlich).
Interview mit Ajay Agrawal
Interview mit Michelle Ufford
Interview mit Ran Balicer
Über die Konferenz
Die vom Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), dem Swiss Re Institute und IBM Research organisierte Konferenz bietet ein Forum, um diese drei Bereiche gemeinsam mit KI-VordenkerInnen und EntscheidungsträgerInnen aus Wissenschaft, Industrie, Regierung und Gesellschaft zu diskutieren.
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute