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Hi! This is Sara, in Bern, with your latest technology news.

Despite International Geneva's growing role as a hub for internet governance, few tech companies have representatives in the region. We spoke to one of them, Microsoft's Jean-Yves Art, on the issue of ethics and AI.

We're also curious about a new 'atlas' launched this week mapping out Geneva's digital policy scene. And, in an age where personal data is being gathered at an unprecedented rate, what can we do to stop it getting in the wrong hands?

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Sara Ibrahim


Today’s reason for hope

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Photo: Clearspace

ClearSpace wins contract for first space mission to clean up Earth's orbit. The EPFL spin-off has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to carry out the very first mission to capture debris in space. The contract, which amounts to €86m, was signed yesterday.

Heidi.news (EN)

Technology news

Jean-Yves Art: Governance is essential to build trust in technology and AI. Microsoft's senior director of strategic partnerships talks to Geneva Solutions about the role of tech governance, AI, and the role of Geneva-based organisations in shaping the debate.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

A new ‘atlas’ maps out Geneva’s digital policy scene. Created by the DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), the Geneva Digital Atlas is a who’s who of the region’s different organisations and the digital policy issues.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

The right to privacy and data policies. Many data protection laws in place are underpinned by human rights laws. But in an age where personal data is being gathered at unprecedented rates, what can we do to ensure it doesn't get into the wrong hands?

Decoded (EN)

Here's what else is happening

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Two examples of protein targets.

‘It will change everything’: DeepMind’s AI makes gigantic leap in solving protein structures. An artificial intelligence (AI) network developed by Google AI offshoot DeepMind has made a gargantuan leap in solving one of biology’s grandest challenges — determining a protein’s 3D shape from its amino-acid sequence.

Nature (EN)

Next on the agenda

2 December | Autonomous Driving Safety Data and Metrics – What Do We Really Need? The workshop will look at what data is considered essential by the Asian-Pacific community.


3 December | Conversational AI Mini Summit Learn from experts how machine learning can help create digital assistants, chatbots and conversational interfaces.

Re-work (EN)

7 December | AI, human rights and ethics The second 2030 Digital Fasttrack Studio will explore Artificial Intelligence and its interplay with Human Rights and Ethics.

The Graduate Institute (EN)

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