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2024 News

Here you will find content related to digital transformation: new publications and projects, vacancies, grant and funding announcements and much more.

News list

  • Inaugural lectures spring semester 2024

    The Digital Society Initiative (DSI) can announce inaugural lectures by five DSI members for the current spring semester.

  • First DIZH Outreach-Call: Congratulations and all the best

    The DIZH (Digitalisierungsinitiative der Zürcher Hochschulen) has approved ten projects in the first Outreach Call. We are particularly pleased about six projects by members of the DSI.

  • 3 Questions about the MEEET Lab – project in the «DSI Infrastructures & Labs» series

    DSI Infrastructures & Labs are shareable infrastructures or structural vessels for creating collaborative research environments related to digital transformation. Dr. Hiloko Kato briefly introduces the MEEET Lab, one of the projects in this series.

  • Hello DSI Community AI & Law

    We are pleased to introduce the second new DSI Community. Since the beginning of the year, a group of researchers at the DSI has been working on the legal challenges of artificial intelligence - organized in the DSI Community AI & Law.

  • Now open: DSI Infrastructure & Lab Call

    The DSI Infrastructure & Lab Call is now open. It is addressed to all DSI members and allows funding of up to CHF 100'000.

  • Paper by DSI members published in «Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence»

    The paper «The perils and promises of fact-checking with large language models» by Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bovet and Dorian Quelle was published in the current issue of the journal «Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence».

  • Invitation to participate in the Data Donation Day 2024: Call for project proposals

    The Data Donation Lab will organize the first Swiss Data Donation Day in September 2024 and is looking for projects from DIZH researchers (including UZH).

     

  • Official kick-off for the new DSI Community Digital Humanities

    At the beginning of 2024, the Digital Society Initiative received two new communities. One of them is the DSI Community Digital Humanities, which is now starting its work with a kick-off event. All interested are invited.

  • Open position: Studienprogrammkoordination DSI Minor Digital Skills (40-60 %)

    For our new educational program «DSI Minor Digital Skills» we are looking for a study program coordinator with a 40-60 % workload. This person has experience in higher education and is responsible for the operational coordination of all processes of this program.

  • ZuriACT: Project team gives a status update and provides an outlook

    The ZuriACT (Zurich Accessible CiTy) project aims to use data on accessibility features to make an important contribution to a barrier-free Zurich city center. The project team hosted an event on January 24 to provide information on the current status and celebrate what has been achieved so far. Attendees were also informed about the next steps in the project.

  • Parldigi MasterClass starts in the Canton of Geneva

    The Parldigi MasterClass for members of the Grand Council of the Canton of Geneva starts on January 26, 2024 with a first event on cybersecurity.

  • 3 Questions about the Swiss News Viz Media Lab – project in the «DSI Infrastructures & Labs» series

    DSI Infrastructures & Labs are shareable infrastructures or structural vessels for creating collaborative research environments related to digital transformation. Dr. Maud Reveilhac briefly introduces the Swiss News Viz Media Lab, one of the projects in this series.

  • First DIZH Founder Call: Congratulations and good luck

    The DIZH (Digitalisierungsinitiative der Zürcher Hochschulen) has approved ten projects in the first Founder Call. We are particularly pleased about four projects from members of the DSI, congratulate them warmly and wish them every success.

  • New video podcast about drone defense

    The Digital Society Initiative (DSI) has produced a new video podcast with the Swiss Drone and Robotics Center (SDRZ VBS). In seven episodes, the state of drone technology as well as legal and practical aspects of drone defense are explained.

  • Four steps for a value-orientated cybersecurity culture

    Markus Christen (Managing Director of the DSI) and his team have created a guideline focussing on the non-technical aspects of cybersecurity. The research team was able to present these to the Federal Parliament at the end of December 2023.