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Good morning, this is Zelda bringing you the latest tech news today. The Geneva Peace Week has started. We will therefore focus on ways to have innovation contribute to a better tomorrow.

We'll look for hope in ethics, reflect on UN75 with Microsoft president to image future governance, and consider options in the EU Digital Services act package.

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Zelda Chauvet


Today’s reason for hope

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Prof. Obiora Ike. Source: Globethics.

Globethics: 'a good use of technology serves humanity'. To better understand the complex relation between human behavior, violence and peace, and pave the way to a better tomorrow, Globethics.net executive director, Prof. Obiora Ike discusses the importance of ethics in the process.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Technology News

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Microsoft President, Brad Smith. Source: Swissnex.

Brad Smith: 'there's room for innovation when it comes to governance'. To commemorate the signing of the UN Charter in San Fransisco, and discuss multilateralism, cyber peace and digital governance, swissnex San Francisco organized a high level dialogue with Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

A section 230 for EU tech companies? The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) announces that tech companies are asking for a Section 230-like clause to be added to the set of rules.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

2024: the web of "good people". Who hasn't already been the victim or witness of a hurtful comment on social networks ? The good news is that by 2024, we will have left this type of behaviour behind.

Usbek et Rica (FR)

A Geneva-based start-up opens up the market for the detection of aerosol viruses. A spin-off from the University of Geneva, the start-up Plair has just signed an agreement with the world leader in the detection of biological particles in the air, the Zurich group MBV.

Heidi.news (FR)

Here's what else is happening

Image of the day

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The hangman at home. Source: Late love production.

The Hangman at home. Inspired by Carl Sandburg's poem The Hangman at Home (1922), this VR work explores themes of participation and responsibility through five interwoven stories. Each story features intimate, confused, curious, fragile moments in which we all find ourselves, and which confront us with the complex roles of the spectator. What happens to our awareness of self and others when no one is watching us? This work should have been part of the immersive competition at the cancelled 2020 Geneva International Film Festival.


Next on the agenda

5 November | How artificial intelligence and machine learning are solving the world’s most difficult problems. Bill Richmond, Senior AWS AI/ML Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, provides concrete examples of practical AI/ML-applications being used today.

AI for Good (EN)

10 November | Technology scouting and deployment for sustainable development. Harnessing technology in the age of Covid and beyond, for the sustainable development goals for Asia.


18 november | Control over our data : what role for international Geneva on data governance ? This conference organized by the University of Geneva will examine the role of multilateralism in the search for global responses.


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