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Hello, this is Zelda, bringing you the latest tech news. Today, after Switzerland just voted and the United States prepares to do as well, we reflect on hate speech and social media platforms.

We also invite you to travel into the world of art and museums, where technology becomes a tool to reveal the authenticity of a painting and to connect not only with the public but with other countries as well.

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Zelda Chauvet, Geneva

30.09.2020


Today’s reason for hope


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Source: Digital Shapers 2020/BILANZ

Digital Shapers 2020 engage to drive Swiss digital future forward. They work in large organisations, design the necessary framework conditions for digitalisation or lay the foundations for new technologies as academics, bloggers, authors, researchers or employees in think tanks. And they are Swiss.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Technology news


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Source: Stop Hate For Profit

Fighting against online hate speech. Calls for tougher regulation and guidance to tackle harmful social media content are constantly growing. Behind the scenes, many projects have been launched to address the growing problem of hate speech.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

An EPFL app to inspire Geneva's Museum of Ethnography. The EPFL Laboratory for Experimental Museology is developing a cutting-edge application designed to evaluate audiences. Among the chosen partners, the Geneva Ethnography Museum.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

CERN technology helps authenticate a painting by Raphael. The “Madonna and Child” has just been attributed to Raphael by a group of experts who, among other things, relied on a robotized, color X-ray scanner technology developed by CERN.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here's what else is happening


Image of the day


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These weird, unsettling photos show that AI is getting smarter. Models are learning how to generate images from captions, a sign that they’re getting better at understanding our world. The images look unsettling but they might demonstrate a promising new direction for achieving more generalizable intelligence, and perhaps smarter robots as well.

MIT Technology review (EN)

Next on the agenda


05 October | Indigenous connectivity summit. Participants at this online summit will discuss ways to ensure indigenous communities have affordable, high-quality and sustainable Internet access.

Internet Society (EN)

06 October | Manipulating elections in Cyberspace: are democracies in danger? Reports warn that state-sponsored actors use social media to spread disinformation to sow distrust. The forum will discuss the technological aspects of this phenomena.

C4DT (EN)

08 October | Technology and hate speech: friend or foe? The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes invites you to the second session of “Decoding Hate Speech”.

GAAMAC (EN)

5 October | 2030 Digital Fasttrack Studios: 'Teachers facing the digital divide'. Education is the focus of the next session organised by this online run, but Geneva-based, initiative aimed at accelerating progress on the SDGs.

2030 Digital Fasttrack Studios (EN)

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