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24 September 2018
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How AI will shape our future

Euro-CASE 2018

Euro-CASE Conference 2018: How AI will shape our future

Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing ever more powerful. An increasing number of countries support R&D in this field with considerable funding. Several nations have published AI strategies or established government bodies dedicated to fostering the technology. However, the world’s biggest tech companies are leading this field driving not only large societal change but also creating an increasing concentration of power. How does that affect us? What can we do in Europe, and particularly in Switzerland, to compete successfully in this promising field?

At this year’s Euro-CASE conference you will learn about the driving forces for AI innovation. Recognized experts will present cutting-edge developments in AI research and some of the latest AI-based services and business applications. Learn about the hottest topics in machine learning, discover what is happening at Google AI, and what neuroscience thinks about AI. Find out how to apply AI in your business and how to get from automated to autonomous. Finally, we will tackle the ethical challenges and you will be able to discuss with our panelists how AI will shape our future. The 2018 Euro-CASE conference brings together outstanding individuals in the field of AI. Join us for a day fully dedicated to AI and its impact at large. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

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Programme

9:30 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 Welcome notes

– Dr Jeffrey Bohn, Director, Swiss Re Institute

Presentation

– Willy R. Gehrer, President, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW

– Professor Reinhard Hüttl, President, Euro-CASE

– Ana Maria Montero, Anchor, CNNMoney Switzerland

– Carmen Walker Späh, Head of the Department for Economic Affairs, Canton of Zürich

10:30 Keynote: Swiss innovation policy in times of digitalization

Dr Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary, SERI

10:40 Keynote: AI: IBM’s Viewpoint and Perspectives for Switzerland

Dr Alessandro Curioni, Director, IBM research Zurich

11:00 Keynote: Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Luciano Floridi, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford University

11:30 Panel: How AI can take off in Europe

Chaired by Ana Maria Montero, Anchor, CNNMoney Switzerland

– Isabelle Kovacsovics, Project Manager, Ringier

– Dr Alessandro Curioni, Director, IBM Research Zurich

– Dr Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary, SBFI

– Professor Jana Koehler, President, SGAICO

– Professor Luciano Floridi, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford University

12:10 Lunch break
13:30 Breakout session A: New developments in AI research

Chaired by Dr Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director, Swiss Data Science Center

Insights into AI research at Google

Dr Olivier Bousquet, Principal Engineer, Google AI Europe

Presentation

Machine Learning Applications at SDSC

Professor Fernando Perez-Cruz, Chief data scientist, Swiss Data Science Center

Presentation

A Brain science perspective on Artificial intelligence and Machine learning

Professor Anders B. Lansner, Professor in Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Presentation
13:30 Breakout session B: AI services and business applications

Chaired by Prof Thilo Stadelmann, Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services

Machine Intelligence @ Swiss Re

Dr Gianluca Antonini, Head Machine Intelligence & Strategy, Swiss Re

Presentation

AI in customer’s real life: A reality check

Philipp Egolf, Product Manager – Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Group, Swisscom

Presentation

AI in Industry – from automated to autonomous

Dr Martin Naef, Head of Automation Department, ABB

Presentation
15:00 Coffee beak
15:30 Keynote: AI research strategies for industry 4.0 and retail

Professor Antonio Krüger, Scientific Director, Retail Laboratory, DFKI

16:00 Panel: How AI will shape our future

Chaired by Ana Maria Montero, Anchor, CNNMoney Switzerland

– Dr Serge Droz, Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace

– Professor Antonio Krüger, Scientific Director, Retail Laboratory, DFKI

– Professor Edy Portmann, Swiss Post Professor of Computer Science, Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg

– Andreas Staub, CCO and managing partner, FehrAdvice & Partners AG

– Dalith Steiger, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SwissCognitive

– Agnes Szeberenyi, Swiss National Contact Point Health & ICT, Euresearch

17:05 Closing Remarks
17:10 Apero

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Keynote Speakers

Dr Alessandro Curioni

IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Director IBM Research

Curriculum vitae

Dr Mauro Dell’Ambrogio

State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation

Curriculum vitae

Professor Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet Institute

Curriculum vitae

Professor Antonio Krüger

Professor for Computer Science, Saarland University, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

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Speakers and panelists

Dr Gianluca Antonini

Head of Strategy & Machine Intelligence at Swiss Re

Curriculum vitae

Dr Michael Baeriswyl

Head of Data, Analytics and AI at Swisscom Enterprise Customers

Curriculum vitae

Dr Jeffrey Bohn

Director of the Swiss Re Institute

Curriculum vitae

Dr Olivier Bousquet

Principal Engineer at Google AI Europe

Curriculum vitae

Dr Serge Droz

Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace

Curriculum vitae

Willy R. Gehrer

President of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW

Curriculum vitae

Professor Reinhard Hüttl

President of Euro-CASE

Curriculum vitae

Professor Jana Koehler

Professor of Computer Science at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, President SGAICO

Curriculum vitae

Isabelle Kovacsovics

Project Manager at Ringier Group

Curriculum vitae

Professor Anders B. Lansner

Professor in Computer Science at Stockholm University and at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Ana Maria Montero

Anchor, CNNMoney Switzerland

Curriculum vitae

Dr Martin Naef

Research Department Manager at ABB Schweiz

Curriculum vitae

Professor Fernando Perez-Cruz

Chief Data Scientist at Swiss Data Science Center SDSC

Curriculum vitae

Professor Edy Portmann

Swiss Post Professor of Computer Science, Human-IST Institute of the University of Fribourg

Curriculum vitae

Prof Thilo Stadelmann

Co-founder and Head of ZHAW Datalab, Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services

Curriculum vitae

Andreas Staub

CCO and Managing Partner, FehrAdvice & Partners AG

Curriculum vitae

Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SwissCognitive

Curriculum vitae

Agnes Szeberenyi

Swiss National Contact Point Health & ICT, Euresearch

Curriculum vitae

Dr Olivier Verscheure

Executive Director at Swiss Data Science Center SDSC

Curriculum vitae

Carmen Walker Späh

Government Councillor and Head of the Department for Economic Affairs, Canton of Zurich

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