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Computer Science - 15.05.2024
AI detects changes in behavior in old age and improves the quality of care
AI detects changes in behavior in old age and improves the quality of care
As we get older, changes often happen gradually. One indicator of this is our electricity consumption.

Innovation - Computer Science - 08.05.2024
Zug as a global center for blockchain technology

Computer Science - Physics - 02.05.2024
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
EPFL engineers have developed new software called Pyxu that makes it easier and faster to reconstruct images taken at any scale. Their system employs reusable, and universally applicable, bricks of algorithms. Scientists use an array of imaging instruments to look inside living organisms, sometimes as they move, and to observe inert objects without altering their state.

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 09.04.2024
Computer science made accessible to over 10,000 children
Computer science made accessible to over 10,000 children

Computer Science - 04.04.2024
Knocking cloud security off its game
Knocking cloud security off its game
Public cloud services employ special security technologies. Computer scientists at ETH Zurich have now discovered a gap in the latest security mechanisms used by AMD and Intel chips.

Computer Science - Innovation - 26.03.2024
New app unmasks forged documents
New app unmasks forged documents
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a smartphone app that can be used to check the authenticity of documents and other items.

Computer Science - Health - 19.03.2024
Faster diagnosis of endometriosis with AI
Faster diagnosis of endometriosis with AI
Das ETH-Spin-off dAIgnose entwickelt einen Algorithmus, mit dem sich Ultraschallaufnahmen der Gebärmutter automatisiert auswerten lassen. Dieser sollte es Ärzten ermöglichen, Endometriose in Zukunft schneller zu diagnostizieren. Endometriosis is widespread. Around ten percent of all women of childbearing age throughout the world suffer from it.

Health - Computer Science - 13.03.2024
Artificial intelligence detects heart defects in newborns
Artificial intelligence detects heart defects in newborns
Researchers from ETH Zurich and KUNO Klinik St. Hedwig in Regensburg have developed an algorithm that provides an automatic and reliable method of detecting a certain heart defect in newborns.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.02.2024
AI: once a mere tool - soon a partner on equal footing?
AI: once a mere tool - soon a partner on equal footing?

Computer Science - 28.02.2024
Charting new paths in AI learning
Physicists at EPFL explore different AI learning methods, which can lead to smarter and more efficient models. In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries from healthcare to finance, understanding how these digital brains learn is more crucial than ever. Now, two researchers from EPFL, Antonia Sclocchi and Matthieu Wyart, have shed light on this process, focusing on a popular method known as Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD).

Computer Science - 26.02.2024
’Challenges offer opportunities for personal development.’

Computer Science - 22.01.2024
Improving virtual images starting with human perception

History / Archeology - Computer Science - 22.01.2024
Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer
Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer
Historically, the role of women in scientific discoveries and advances has often been downplayed, or even completely erased, to the detriment of their male colleagues.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 19.01.2024
Swiss tech helping uncover the origins of the universe
Swiss tech helping uncover the origins of the universe
With its secretariat hosted at EPFL, the Square Kilometer Array Switzerland (SKACH) consortium is celebrating two years' membership of a global project to develop the largest scientific facility ever built by humankind.

Computer Science - Politics - 17.01.2024
World's most powerful supercomputers support UN SDGs and global sustainability
World’s most powerful supercomputers support UN SDGs and global sustainability

Computer Science - Politics - 17.01.2024
AI in the fight against global inequality
AI in the fight against global inequality

Computer Science - 10.01.2024
Testing automated crack-detection methods for concrete
Testing automated crack-detection methods for concrete
An EPFL Master's student in civil engineering has evaluated the effectiveness of new computer-based methods for inspecting potentially dangerous cracks in concrete. A crucial aspect of civil engineering is determining the exact condition of cracks in concrete bridges, dams, tunnels and other types of infrastructure.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 04.01.2024
Computer pioneer Niklaus Wirth has died

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.12.2023
The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence participates in the Swiss AI Initiative

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 08.12.2023
ETH Zurich receives major donation and plans teaching and research centre in Germany
ETH Zurich receives major donation and plans teaching and research centre in Germany

Campus - Computer Science - 07.12.2023
Twelve professors appointed

Computer Science - Economics - 06.12.2023
Consumer preferences for AI-driven products
In an era where algorithms operate at the core of many products, a new study involving the University of Lucerne has investigated consumer preferences in relation to AI-driven technologies. The study shows how adaptive and pre-programmed algorithms can influence product preferences and purchasing decisions.

Computer Science - Innovation - 04.12.2023
Joint initiative for trustworthy AI
Joint initiative for trustworthy AI
ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the "Swiss AI Initiative", whose purpose is to position Switzerland as a leading global hub for the development and implementation of transparent and reliable artificial intelligence (AI).

Computer Science - 29.11.2023
Digital emblem for humanitarian law in cyberspace
Digital emblem for humanitarian law in cyberspace
Warfare is increasingly spreading to the realm of cyberspace. In response, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) wants to protect its digital infrastructure and that of humanitarian organisations with a digital emblem.

Computer Science - 13.11.2023
’Programme your Castle’, the course created by USI Bachelor students selected by ’Hour of Code’

Computer Science - Administration - 08.11.2023
First measures of the data science strategy implemented

Innovation - Computer Science - 03.11.2023
Comics in the new age of artificial intelligence
Comics in the new age of artificial intelligence
Cut/Paste , a new exhibition at EPFL Pavilions , Pavilion A, delves into the history of comics and showcases how artificial intelligence is changing the art and adapting classic 1950s narratives for today's varied mediums.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 25.10.2023
Charlotte Soneson: embracing the command line

Computer Science - Health - 10.10.2023
Machine learning improves prediction of immunogenic neoantigens
Researchers from the UNIL-CHUV Department of Oncology and the Lausanne branch of the Ludwig Institute publish a new study in "Immunity", demonstrating that machine learning improves the prioritization of specific mutations in certain cancer candidates for immunotherapy treatment. Some forms of cancer contain numerous mutations, but only a restricted sub-population, usually a few dozen, can be incorporated into the immunotherapy strategy.

Pedagogy - Computer Science - 10.10.2023
'I'm fascinated by the way humans learn'
’I'm fascinated by the way humans learn’

Innovation - Computer Science - 09.10.2023
Breaking down barriers: inclusive technology for people with intellectual disabilities
Technology has become critical in shaping our world today, especially in the digital age. It is integrated into almost every aspect of our lives, from smartphones to smart homes.

Computer Science - 28.09.2023
Enhancing AI robustness for more secure and reliable systems
Enhancing AI robustness for more secure and reliable systems
Researchers at EPFL have uncovered a fundamental flaw in the training of machine learning systems and elaborated a new formulation for strengthening them against adversarial attacks.

Innovation - Computer Science - 26.09.2023
Two USI studies presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2023
Two research studies carried out at USI by Professor Piotr Didyk from the Faculty of Informatics were presented at ACM SIGGRAPH, the world's largest computer graphics conference.

Health - Computer Science - 19.09.2023
How to mend a broken heart
How to mend a broken heart
EPFL is collaborating with academic and industrial partners to develop a cardiac intervention simulator. This platform is designed to train interventionalists in much the same way as flight simulators are used to train pilots. More and more cardiac interventions are now performed by inserting a small tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in the arm or groin, and from there into the heart chambers.

Innovation - Computer Science - 30.08.2023
ETH Zurich welcomes industry leaders
ETH Zurich welcomes industry leaders

Computer Science - Innovation - 28.08.2023
Making AI work for everyone
Making AI work for everyone
Platforms like ChatGPT are already changing the world. From healthcare to the arts and the way we work, how we can ensure AI and Machine Learning benefit all of society? World renowned experts have gathered at EPFL today to explore this topic.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 17.08.2023
Advanced Grants for systems biologist and computer scientist
Advanced Grants for systems biologist and computer scientist

Computer Science - Campus - 07.08.2023
EPFL students develop two apps to help the visually impaired
EPFL students develop two apps to help the visually impaired
STUDENT PROJECT - As part of the Assistive Technologies Challenge, EPFL students developed two apps to help people with low or no vision: one app orally communicates the information contained in a box of medicine and the other helps them find empty seats on public transport.

Computer Science - 21.07.2023
More cybersecurity thanks to higher stress resilience
More cybersecurity thanks to higher stress resilience

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 18.07.2023
How AI models teach themselves to learn new things
How AI models teach themselves to learn new things
Large language models such as GPT-3 are able to learn new concepts by interacting with their users. Researchers at ETH and Google may now have uncovered a key mechanism behind this capability. Despite their huge success, the inner workings of large language models such as OpenAI's GPT model family and Google Bard remain a mystery, even to their developers.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 17.07.2023
Robot snake slithers brilliantly after much trial and error
STUDENT PROJECT - Intelligent robots - for search and rescue, exploration and surveillance - are a new and challenging field. Unique and versatile, could robot snakes advance the abilities of machines in these fields? Serpentine robots are a ground-breaking innovation in robotics. These flexible and slithering machines excel at navigating complex and confined spaces, offering immense potential in various fields.

Environment - Computer Science - 11.07.2023
A new app to identify plants more precisely
A new app to identify plants more precisely
There are plenty of plant identification apps - but only few, that directly help research.

Computer Science - 06.07.2023
One app brings all means of transport together
One app brings all means of transport together
A new mobility app brings together public transport, micromobility solutions and private carpooling.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 29.06.2023
A good solution's secret
A good solution’s secret
Mathematician Siddhartha Mishra has been awarded this year's Rössler Prize for his research on solutions for highly complex flow and wave phenomena.

Computer Science - 26.06.2023
Fighting cybersickness

Computer Science - Career - 20.06.2023
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts collaborates with ICT Berufsbildung Schweiz
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts collaborates with ICT Berufsbildung Schweiz

Economics - Computer Science - 06.06.2023
New power for the energy market
New power for the energy market
During her doctoral studies, Liliane Ableitner developed a trading and billing tool for energy communities.

Computer Science - Innovation - 05.06.2023
"Morph Tales" - a new ETH game invites you to get to know AI research

Computer Science - Innovation - 22.05.2023
Cesare Alippi appointed scientific director of IDSIA

Computer Science - 15.05.2023
Type or swipe? Text input in virtual reality
Type or swipe? Text input in virtual reality
To date, inputting text in virtual reality has been difficult. Now researchers from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Basel have discovered a way to make the process easier - by adapting the principle of the swipe keyboard for the VR world. Until now, inputting text in virtual spaces - when searching for a digital exhibition or using a business application, for instance - meant typing in every single letter individually on a virtual keyboard.
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