The National Research Programme «Big Data» (NRP 75) of the Swiss National Science Foundation investigated the opportunities and the challenges. On March 2, 2023, the final report was presented at a media conference.
The use of big data can improve our everyday lives: medical care, mobility and energy efficiency, or the supply of information.
At the same time, this increased use challenges us: in safeguarding democratic processes, equal treatment and fairness, regarding the right to anonymity in public spaces.
And ultimately, it is elusive to many: who understands the processes that take place behind user interfaces? What can they be used for? And how can the indispensable data flows be regulated in a meaningful way?
These and other questions were addressed by the National Research Program «Big Data» (NRP 75).
Various representatives of the DSI were involved in the program.
A selection of media reports on the topic: