ZURICH WEEKLY EVENT : Cyber Sovereignty & Cyber Defence – an economic perspective – 18.09.2018 – 11.12.2018

All Swissintell members are kindly invited to attend as auditor the free of charge ETH Zurich course 853-0102-00L Military Business Administration II – Case Examples. The lecturer is our President, Alain Mermoud. This weekly course is starting on September, 18 and takes place every Tuesday from 10am to 12 in the room C33 of the building IFW, Haldeneggsteig 4, 8092 Zurich.

The lecture is in German and the lecturer can answer questions in English or French.

The program focuses on an analysis of hybrid warfare against Switzerland. Three main Topics are highlighted:

  • Cyber defense
  • Security of critical infrastructures
  • Security of supply

The program of the course is organized into 14 units of 90 minutes each. The units combine the elements of lecture (where analytical concepts are taught) and application (where these concepts as applied). Additionally, guest lecturers will hold talks on selected issues on following dates:

The learning material is based on various documents, such as (click to download):

GENEVA QUARTERLY EVENT : Artificial Intelligence: opportunities and challenges for information professionals – 27.09.2018

*This conference will be held in French and the speaker can answer questions in English or German*

18.00: Doors opening

18.30-18.45: Welcome message from the GCSP & Swissintell President

18.45-19.30 : Artificial Intelligence: opportunities and challenges for information professionals by Dr Jean-Marc Rickli

Recent advances in artificial intelligence driven by growing computing powers, rising amount of generated data and improvement of machine learning algorithms have led to major breakthroughs. Google’s Deepmind Alphago algorithm beat the second best player of the game of Go in 2016 after several months of training. A revised version of this algorithm reached superhuman capabilities in the game of Go, shogi and chess in 34 hours in December last year. The speed of this technological growth is exponential and the proliferation of this technology in both vertical and horizontal. This raises alarming prospects about the potential malicious uses of this technology and the way to prevent them. A key aspect is to define regulations guidelines for the development of this technology and to find an appropriate inclusive framework of governance.

19.30-19.45: Questions & Answers

19.45-20.45 : Drinks and Networking

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