Track / Overview

Information is a crucial component of democracy. It keeps tabs on the activities of the most powerful actors in society, from governments to multinationals and very affluent individuals. But in recent years, concerns about the algorithmization of information and the spread of false information, especially on large social networks, as well as the emergence of deepfakes, have undermined people's trust in online information, the media and institutions in general. In addition, personal data and privacy issues are at the heart of the digital economy, which also affects online media outlets, particularly because of their reliance on advertising revenues and the rise of content offerings that require users to log in.

By joining forces, C4DT and IMI aim to offer a track dedicated to societal issues related to information and technology, at the intersection between media and trust in the digital world.

This track will address three main topics:

  • Protection of journalists and their sources
  • Manipulation of public opinion
  • Information security and personal data protection

Track / Schedule

Auditing Algorithms

With Julia Angwin

Protection of Journalists and their Sources: The Datashare project - Designing a Privacy-Preserving Document Search Engine

With Wouter Lueks

Protection of Journalists and their Sources: Panel Discussion

With Fiona Endres, Wouter Lueks, Christophe Schenk, Gilles Labarthe & Mirko Bischofberger

Manipulation of Public Opinion: 20 Minutes - News in 7 languages

With Marco Di Bernardo

Manipulation of Public Opinion: Deepfakes - Why Seeing is no Longer Believing!

With Touradj Ebrahimi

Manipulation of Public Opinion: Mapping scientific knowledge in Switzerland

With Agathe Chevalier

Manipulation of Public Opinion: Panel Discussion

With Karl Aberer, Touradj Ebrahimi, Sarah Sermondadaz, Philippe Stoll & Mirko Bischofberger

Break and Chat with Wikimedia CH

With Jenny Ebermann, Kerstin Sonnekalb & Stéphane Maffli

Information Security and Personal Data Protection: Shared Base Reality - Building a Safe Space for News

With Hannes Grassegger

Information Security and Personal Data Protection: Panel Discussion

With Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Hannes Grassegger, Jessica Pidoux & Mirko Bischofberger


Track / Speakers

Karl Aberer

Professor, EPFL & Co-founder, LinkAlong

Fiona Endres

Reporter and Co-head of the Investigative Unit at Swiss Radio and Television (SRF)

Hannes Grassegger

Technology Reporter, Tages Anzeiger

Julia Angwin

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Markup

Marco Di Bernardo

CTPO, 20 Minuten

Agathe Chevalier

Scientific Coordinator, Universities of Western Switzerland – RTS

Christophe Schenk

Digital Coordinator for the News & Sport department, RTS

Gilles Labarthe

Journalist, Researcher & Trainer

Jessica Pidoux

Postdoctoral Researcher, Sciences Po & Director, PersonalData.IO

Paul-Olivier Dehaye


Philippe Stoll

Digital Transformation and Data Partnership and Engagement Manager, ICRC

Sarah Sermondadaz

Science Journalist & Deputy Editor,

Touradj Ebrahimi

Professor, EPFL

Wouter Lueks

Postdoctoral Researcher, EPFL

Jenny Ebermann

Executive Director, Wikimedia CH

Kerstin Sonnekalb

Communication & Outreach Manager, Wikimedia CH

Stéphane Maffli

Fundraising Manager, Wikimedia CH

Mirko Bischofberger

Track / Co-organizers

Mounir Krichane

Director of IMI, EPFL

Stéphanie Milliquet

Communication Project Manager C4DT, EPFL

Mirko Bischofberger

AMLD EPFL 2022 / Tracks & talks

AMLD Keynote Session – Monday morning

Marcel Salathé, Lenka Zdeborová, Carmela Troncoso, Chiara Enderle, Patrick Barbey, Thomas Wolf, Gunther Jansen, Laure Willemin, Simon Hefti, Arthur Gassner

10:00-12:00 March 28Auditorium A

AI & Physics

Francesca Mignacco, Gert-Jan Both, Michael Unser, Thomas Asikis, Dalila Salamani, Pietro Rotondo, Tom Beucler, Giulio Biroli

12:30-18:00 March 285BC

AI & Pharma

Asif Jan, Jonas Richiardi, Patrick Schwab, Naghmeh Ghazaleh, Alexander Büsser, Carlos Ciller, Caibin Sheng, Silvia Zaoli, Félix Balazard, Giulia Capestro, Marianna Rapsomaniki, Martijn van Attekum

13:30-17:30 March 281BC

AMLD / Global partners