Machine Learning Minus the Magic

Machine Learning Minus the Magic

For their next meeting, reatch Lausanne removes the magic from «machine learning» and explains, in simple terms, how a machine «learns» and why this is nothing new in many regards.

SBI-Podium: Selbstbestimmt ins Abseits?

SBI-Podium: Selbstbestimmt ins Abseits?

Am 25. November stimmt die Schweiz über die «Selbstbestimmungsinitiative» ab. Gemeinsam mit hochkarätigen Gästen diskutieren wir die möglichen Auswirkungen dieser Abstimmung auf den Wissensplatz Schweiz.

nanoTalks: Digital Health and Physics Nobel Prize

nanoTalks: Digital Health and Physics Nobel Prize

Fall has arrived and with that the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize laureates. Over the next few talks, our speakers will enlighten us about the scientific advances that were rewarded this year. In October, we will hear about trust in digital health applications and begin the Nobel Prize series with Laser Physics.

Pizza, Philosophy, and Science: Moral

Pizza, Philosophy, and Science: Moral

Pizza, Philosophy and Science geht in die fünfte Runde! Diesmal ist Rahel Brügger von der Universität Zürich unser Gast und wird uns einen Einblick in das Forschungsgebiet der Evolution von Moral geben.

Maschinen Denken für Demokratie

Maschinen Denken für Demokratie

Können wir uns eine künstliche Intelligenz denken, welche die Demokratie stärkt? Und wenn ja, wie?

nanoTalks: Microbiome

nanoTalks: Microbiome

Come and join us for the next round of nanoTalks, where we will get to know more about the huge microorganism's world and their impact on modern medicine.

Social Machines – how will robotics change interaction between humans?

Social Machines – how will robotics change interaction between humans?

Already today, some people prefer the company of a pet to that of a human. Due to improvement in social robotics, could the same happen with robots?

Science obliges

Science obliges

We want scientists to actively engage in societal discussions. The goal: Creating a science-friendly culture which embraces the potential of science and technology to solve societal problems. This talk gives an overview over our activities since our inception and lays out where we are headed.

Life Sciences Innovation Day 2018

Life Sciences Innovation Day 2018

The Life Sciences Innovation Day brings together leaders from academia and industry to discuss current challenges and develop new concepts for an ecosystem fostering open science and innovation. In this ecosystem of public-private partnerships, members from academia, industry and society connect, share perspectives, and directly collaborate on high-impact research and development of projects with defined outcomes tangible in the public sphere.

Brain doping, the way to go?

Brain doping, the way to go?

Reatching into the rabbit hole goes to the Kunsthalle (Escherwyssplatz)! As part of the brain weekend of the science festival «100 ways of thinking» we're travelling to a world where brain doping enhances our lifestyle. We will discuss the possibilities and limits of «smart drugs» and «happy pills».