SDS|2017

The 4th edition of the popular Swiss Conference on Data Science took place in Berne on June 16th. For those who missed it, here a brief first-hand impression summary.

A variety of topics ranging from robotics to ethics, from artificial intelligence (AI) to real-life data science solutions, is presented by leading people from industry and academia. The talks mainly focused on practical implications of understanding and analyzing big data.

Thanks to improved computational power, many areas have gained momentum: In this conference a specific focus was on AI in healthcare (e.g., predictive analysis of neurological disorders, better interpretation of pre-surgery diagnostics etc.) and on the importance of analytics-driven business intelligence for businesses. An interesting raised concern was the privacy - or lack thereof - and how this impacts our daily lives.

You can access the slides and videos of most of the talks on the conference homepage: https://www.data-service-alliance.ch/sds2017

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