Towards an AI Strategy for Switzerland

How can Switzerland prepare for the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence?

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Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


November 30, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


This event is invite only. Fill out the form to apply for an invite:

Simultaneously regarded as the 21st century’s biggest hope and most dire threat coming from the tech world, artificial intelligence has sparked considerable policy debates in governments, international organizations, and various other fora.

In the past two years, more than 20 countries have released or announced national AI strategies, with priorities ranging from science and education to ethics and regulation. Yet to this day, Switzerland has not delivered a comprehensive and coordinated response to AI policy, other than announcing the creation of a working group on the topic within the federal administration.

To complement this effort, swissnex San Francisco and the Swiss foreign policy think tank foraus are launching an open dialogue on Switzerland’s position on AI with respect to the rest of the world. This is your chance to influence the Swiss AI strategy from the very start: How would you make Switzerland fit for the opportunities and challenges of AI? What elements should a Swiss AI strategy contain?

Submit your ideas before December 17 online via foraus’s crowdsourcing platform Policy Kitchen or at one of the following workshops:

Your ideas will be consolidated by swissnex San Francisco and foraus into a single text that will be shared with the federal working group and the public in early 2019.

This project is supported by Engagement Migros.

swissnex Salon

The swissnex Salon is a new model for dialogue on how the future of our society is shaped: a platform that includes multiple perspectives and provides a critical lens on possible emergent futures. Taking inspiration from the values articulated within the Preamble of the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, we examine the role of technology in shaping, distorting, and expanding societal foundations.