We are proud to announce that the Policy Kitchen challenge "Towards an AI Strategy: How can Switzerland make itself fit for the opportunities and challenges of AI?" has been successfully completed! The results are published in this recent paper


Simultaneously regarded as the 21st century’s biggest hope and most dire threat coming from the tech world, artificial intelligence has sparked considerable policy debates in governments, international organizations, and various other fora. In the past two years, more than 20 countries  have released or announced national AI strategies, with priorities ranging from science and education to ethics and regulation. Yet to this day, Switzerland has not delivered a comprehensive and coordinated response to AI policy, other than announcing the creation of a working group on the topic within the federal administration. To complement this effort, swissnex San Francisco and foraus have launched an open dialogue on Switzerland’s position on AI with respect to the rest of the world. The following question for this challenge went as follows: How would you make Switzerland fit for the opportunities and challenges of AI? What elements should a Swiss AI strategy contain? 


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Author Nicolas Zahn discusses the paper with Amandeep Gill, former High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation at the Graduate Institute in Geneva


The paper presents an in-depth exploration of ideas and proposals collected during the participatory process. It was presented on 24th October 2019 - together with a second paper resulting from the Policy Kitchen challenge "Towards an Inclusive AI" - at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, to 80 representatives of international organizations, the Swiss government, academia, civil society organizations and the wider public. Guest speakers included Amandeep Gill (Former Executive Director, UNSG High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation; Project lead I-DAIR & Policy Fellow, The Graduate Institute) and Sacha Alanoca (AI Policy Researcher, The Future Society).



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Guest speaker Sacha Alanoca from Future Society 


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Participants discuss inclusiveness in AI 

We would like to thank all participants in the challenge, as well as our partners at swissnex San Francisco from swissnex Network, AI Commons and the Open Think Tank Network

Finally, we'd like to thank Engagement Migros for supporting Policy Kitchen.