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Discovery on Steroids: How AI will Speed up Innovation

Workshops & Seminars

Event start time 5.7.2022 09:00

Event end time 5.7.2022 17:00


Due to so many students on the waiting list, IBM has increased the number of tickets to 30.


IBM Research provides VIS with 20 tickets for an AI conference organized by IBM in cooperation with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) and Swiss Re. If you are interested in AI and how AI will influence the speed of innovation and progress in research, please register and confirm your registration in the VIS Office.

Please note that it is very generous of IBM to offer the tickets for free, so please only register if you can attend the conference.

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Teaser for the Conference

The pace of progress has slowed. It now takes 18 times as many researchers to double the performance of a computer chip than it did in the 1970s. And there are 20 times as many researchers in the US as in 1930, yet productivity growth has stagnated. At the same time, society is facing an increasing number of challenges, including climate change, unpredictable pandemics, biodiversity loss, increasing inequality and social division.

We need answers and we need them quickly.

Enter artificial intelligence. AI has the potential to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of innovation across all domains. Emerging AI technologies allow us to radically shorten drug development cycles, accelerate the design of new materials and predict migration flows. And yet we are currently only at the beginning of this huge development. The number and types of AI applications are increasing rapidly.

Unleashing the potential of AI for accelerated innovation requires targeted action in three areas:

Machine learning: How do machines learn, and how can AI help us to speed up scientific discovery and innovation? Communities of discovery: How can we build ecosystems that allow for accelerated innovation? What economic, legal and socio-political conditions allow us to quickly turn ideas into action? AI, humans and societal innovation: How can AI impact progress in the private and public sectors? And how can we as individuals learn to live and thrive with AI? Organised by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), the Swiss Re Institute and IBM Research, the conference provides a forum to discuss these three areas with AI thought leaders and decision makers from academia, industry, government and society.

The conference will be conducted in English.


By confirming the registration, you agree that your name and address will be forwarded to IBM. IBM agrees to only use this data to provide you with the ticket. Tickets are limited and extremely expensive, so if you confirm to go, you have to be there.

Event organisers

Main event organiser Douglas Orsini-Rosenberg