SGAICO Newsletter December 2017

December 3, 2017

Read about past and upcoming events and look behind the AI Hype with some interesting pointers collected for you in our Recommended Reads section.

SGAICO Elections in Summer 2018 – Candidates Welcome

December 2, 2017

Dear Members, SGAICO will hold elections during its annual meeting at the SDS-2018 to renew the steering board. We welcome all active members who want to throw their hats into the ring and help us to further grow this community. Please contact us via the contacts page.

SGAICO Newsletter October 2017

November 2, 2017

Our October newsletter has been sent out. You can read it here. If you want to receive our bi-monthly newsletters regularly, send an email to

Review of 2nd Deep Learning Day by Mohammadreza Amirian, ZHAW

October 4, 2017

On September 22, Oliver Dürr, Beate Sick and Elvis Murina hosted the 2nd Deep Learning Day at Zurich University of applied science (ZHAW) in Winterthur. As a start, the organizers gave a review of the deep learning approach and convolutional neural networks in general. ...

Review of SDS Conference by SGAICO Board member Thilo Stadelmann

June 28, 2017

Switzerland’s largest AI society partnered with the country’s prime professional association for data science to bring both communities together – the result has been the 4th Swiss Conference on Data Science, presented by D|ONE and co-organized by SGAICO and the Swiss Association for Data-Intensive Services.

The tiny Changes that can cause AI to fail

June 9, 2017

BBC has published an interesting article on how easily machine learning algorithms can be mistaken by small changes in data. See for more information. The article also refers to recent research at EPFL by Dez Seyed-Mohsen Moosavi-Dezfooli, Alhussein Fawzi, Omar Fawziz, and Pascal Frossardy on universal adversarial perturbations.

SGAICO Upcoming Events

March 12, 2017

As last year, we are planning and organizing several interesting events. Current highlights include the AI in Industry track at the Swiss Data Science Conference in Bern and the AI in Finance Summit. See our event calendar for updates!
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