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Innovation - Computer Science - 04.05.2023
Learn a language by chatting with an AI tutor
Learn a language by chatting with an AI tutor

Computer Science - Innovation - 26.04.2023
A new form of human-computer interaction
A new form of human-computer interaction
Researchers from ETH Zurich created a new open-source platform and programming language called LMQL. This programming language makes it easier, cheaper, and safer to interact with large language models like ChatGPT. The language model ChatGPT is widely known by people in the tech community and the general public.

Computer Science - Innovation - 24.04.2023
Artificial intelligence is not a pandemic
There are concerns that ChatGPT could undermine the educational system, and growing demands for rules governing its use.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 19.04.2023
EU project: HSLU makes Munch's
EU project: HSLU makes Munch’s "Scream" a virtual experience

Computer Science - Innovation - 19.04.2023
Twin brothers use AI to herd cats
Twin brothers use AI to herd cats
Finally, a cat flap that prevents feline friends from bringing their prey indoors. Powered by artificial intelligence and backed by Swiss know-how and talent ETH Zurich start-up, Flappie Technologies is poised to become the cat's meow.

Innovation - Computer Science - 30.03.2023
Digital tourism, the results of the DESy project

Computer Science - Campus - 22.03.2023
EPFL introduces minor in imaging to meet growing demand from research
EPFL introduces minor in imaging to meet growing demand from research
New imaging methods are being developed and adopted at a rapid pace in both research and industry. To equip EPFL graduates with the skills they'll need, the School's Center for Imaging is introducing a minor specifically in this area starting in the 2023-2024 school year.

Health - Computer Science - 14.03.2023
Tracing a digital shadow
Tracing a digital shadow
Psychologist Verena Zimmermann joins computer scientists Joachim Buhmann and Elgar Fleisch to discuss whether our feelings can be measured, what role they play in human-machine interactions, and the use of smart technologies.

Innovation - Computer Science - 13.03.2023
Unraveling the primordial-soup-like secrets of ChatGPT
Unraveling the primordial-soup-like secrets of ChatGPT
AI chatbot ChatGPT exploded onto the scene in November 2022. It can write essays, WordPress plugins and even pass an MBA exam - yet scientists still don't fully understand how these general artificial intelligence programs work.

Computer Science - Campus - 10.03.2023
Appointment of EPFL professors
Appointment of EPFL professors

Innovation - Computer Science - 08.03.2023
DigitALL: Innovation at EPFL for explainable and equitable AI
DigitALL: Innovation at EPFL for explainable and equitable AI
It's International Women's Day 2023 and this year the focus is on innovation, technological change and education in the digital age for gender equality.

Computer Science - 08.03.2023
Hungry for computer science

Health - Computer Science - 16.02.2023
Unlocking the data treasure chest
Unlocking the data treasure chest
The LOOP Zurich research centre is creating a central platform for the exchange of health data between the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the four university hospitals. This will allow data to be utilised quickly and easily to the benefit of patients. When a patient is in intensive care, there are numerous instruments to monitor their state of health.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 26.01.2023
Tinkering for waste collection in space
Tinkering for waste collection in space
Waste causes problems not only on Earth, but also in space. A research team from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is currently developing a space debris detector. This can autonomously control satellites that are to clean up space in the future. Above our heads, there is a huge mess: In low-Earth orbits - about 800 km above the Earth - there are currently around 5,500 active and defective satellites orbiting.

Computer Science - 12.01.2023
The dawn of trustworthy and cooperative artificial intelligence
The dawn of trustworthy and cooperative artificial intelligence
Are we witnessing the rise of a different, adaptive artificial intelligence (AI) that works with humans and supports them with smart decisions? Computer scientist Niao He is investigating how this kind of AI can be theoretically underpinned so that it really does provide benefits. As a researcher, Niao He has both people and technology in mind.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 16.12.2022
What is life?
What is life?
We posed this question to researchers. In return, we got five intriguing answers from the perspectives of biomedicine, computer science, biology, robotics and philosophy. Life and death within us ''DNA is the building block of life. It contains all the information necessary for life, from reproduction and metabolism to growth and the ability to respond to stimuli.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 16.12.2022
In search for the intelligent machine
In search for the intelligent machine
Elvis Nava teaches robots to carry out oral and written commands. To this end, he sends them to "training camps" where they learn to combine image, text and motion data.

Sport - Computer Science - 15.12.2022
Artificial intelligence deployed to enhance sports performance
Artificial intelligence deployed to enhance sports performance
Researchers have teamed up with Dartfish and the Lausanne Hockey Club to push the boundaries of sports-performance analysis by applying computer vision and machine-learning technology to action on the ice. While there's no substitute for long hours of training, sports video analysis has become a must-have in the race for medals.

Art and Design - Computer Science - 13.12.2022
Can AI do art?
Can AI do art?

Computer Science - Administration - 02.12.2022
Confederation sets targets for the use of data science
The federal government wishes to use data science in a more targeted way in the future to support the government and the administration in their work.

Health - Computer Science - 14.11.2022
28 USI researchers in the top 2% of most cited authors
Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University created a standardised index of the most influential researchers and published the results in the journal PLOS Biology. Several parameters, including the total number of citations and h-index, were taken into account for this calculation, leading to the calculation of an aggregate index.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 14.11.2022
IDSIA drones among top research at the Center of Competence in Robotics

Computer Science - Environment - 11.11.2022
At CSCS, energy efficiency is a key priority, even at high performance
At CSCS, energy efficiency is a key priority, even at high performance
The term "high-performance computer" already implies a high energy demand.

Innovation - Computer Science - 26.10.2022
Agreement on ’Lugano Plan ?’ signed between USI, SUPSI, Franklin University Switzerland and the City of Lugano

Health - Computer Science - 24.10.2022
The healing power of artificial intelligence

Physics - Computer Science - 20.10.2022
The United States and Switzerland Sign Joint Statement to Strengthen Collaboration on Quantum

Computer Science - Event - 04.10.2022
Torsten Hoefler receives the Sidney Fernbach Award 2022
Torsten Hoefler receives the Sidney Fernbach Award 2022

Computer Science - 03.10.2022
Meta Security Research Award to Patrick Eugster and Pavel Chuprikov of the Faculty of Informatics

Campus - Computer Science - 27.09.2022
Where Are They Now?
Where Are They Now?

Computer Science - 26.09.2022
A ’driving test’ for self-driving robotsá

Computer Science - Architecture - 23.09.2022
Breathing life into video pixels
Breathing life into video pixels
Autonomous virtual humans that move and behave naturally are Siyu Tang's vision. One area from which the computer scientist draws inspiration are our behavioural patterns.

Computer Science - Innovation - 14.09.2022
Augmented Reality makes new buildings visible and tangible
Augmented Reality makes new buildings visible and tangible

Computer Science - Event - 08.09.2022
Data Science Competence Center henceforth advised by an external group of experts

Health - Computer Science - 05.09.2022
Managing variety in MRI scans can lead to better stroke diagnoses
Managing variety in MRI scans can lead to better stroke diagnoses
SUMMER SERIES - Master's project (11). EPFL student Antoine Madrona helped develop an algorithm that, after being trained on data from many different hospitals, can improve stroke diagnosis - all while protecting patient confidentiality.

Computer Science - Health - 29.08.2022
Artificial Intelligence Improves Treatment in Women with Heart Attacks
Heart attacks in women are more likely to be fatal than in men. The reasons are differences in age and in comorbidity burden which makes risk assessment in women a challenge. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now developed a novel artificial-intelligence-based risk score that improves personalized care for female patients with heart attacks.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 25.08.2022
Consortium to develop fully implantable brain-computer interface to enable communication for people with paralysis
Consortium to develop fully implantable brain-computer interface to enable communication for people with paralysis
Project will push the boundaries of real-time brain-to-speech decoding with artificial intelligence algorithms and a miniaturized, wireless device.

Computer Science - 16.08.2022
ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.08.2022
Empowering young people on International Youth Day
Empowering young people on International Youth Day
Held every year on August 12, International Youth Day provides a platform for young people to focus on how they will develop innovative and entrepreneurial solutions for the future.

Computer Science - Health - 04.08.2022
A textbook comes to life: Augmented reality for dental specialists
A textbook comes to life: Augmented reality for dental specialists
Game developers from the ETH Game Technology Center have created an app that explains bone remodelling in a playful way. If students point the camera of their mobile device at the textbook, they find themselves transported to the bone's surface, where they help cells break down bone tissue. Every year, 10 percent of our skeleton undergoes bone remodelling without us noticing.

Transport - Computer Science - 02.08.2022
Making Intelligent Traffic
Making Intelligent Traffic
Summer Series - Bachelor's project (5). Delivering sustainability in traffic is no easy feat. Could software that globally coordinates cars to avoid traffic jams and congestion be the answer? In 2019 drivers in Rome lost an average of 166 hours to traffic jams and congestion.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.06.2022
Eight ETH start-ups win Venture award
Eight ETH start-ups win Venture award

Innovation - Computer Science - 02.06.2022
Perfect privacy technology and chasing rainbows
Perfect privacy technology and chasing rainbows
From banking to communication our modern, daily lives are driven by data with ongoing concerns over privacy. Now, a new EPFL paper argues that many promises made around privacy-preserving mechanisms will never be fulfilled and that we need to accept these inherent limits and not chase the impossible.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 25.05.2022
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

Computer Science - 09.05.2022
Using the matrix to help Meta gear up
Just 12-months after it was created, in December 2004, 1-million people were active on Facebook. As of December 2021 it had an average 1.93 billion daily active users.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 22.04.2022
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Researchers at EPFL have made strides in computer-aided animal tracking by expanding their software, DeepLabCut, to offer high-performance tracking of multiple animals in videos. The ability to capture the behavior of animals is critical for neuroscience, ecology, and many other fields. Cameras are ideal for capturing fine-grained behavior, but developing computer vision techniques to extract the animal's behavior is challenging even though this seems effortless for our own visual system.

Environment - Computer Science - 20.04.2022
App helps with difficult decisions
App helps with difficult decisions
"ValueDecisions" is the name of the new tool developed by Judit Lienert and her research group, which deals with decision analysis at the aquatic research institute Eawag. The web app relieves users of the complicated programming work that was previously required for professional decision-making.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 14.04.2022
How to compete with robots
How to compete with robots
Swiss roboticists and economists from EPFL and University of Lausanne developed a method for estimating the probability of jobs being automated by future intelligent robots and suggesting career transitions with lower risks and minimal retraining effort. When it comes to the future of intelligent robots, the first question people ask is often: how many jobs will they make disappear?

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.04.2022
New partnership with Bulgaria for artificial intelligence
New partnership with Bulgaria for artificial intelligence

Computer Science - 11.04.2022
Agreement signed between USI and SAP

Agronomy / Food Science - Computer Science - 05.04.2022
Reducing food insecurity in Nigeria
Reducing food insecurity in Nigeria
Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) launched a data-science driven mobile app that aims to minimize the loss of food production and lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling access to cooling facilities and allowing smallholder farmers to monitor the shelf-life of their produce.