AMLD Generative AI – 28-29 August 2023


AMLD GenAI 2023

Generative AI and foundation models promise to change the world as personal computers, the web and mobile computing did before them. To share with you perspectives from the forefront of this transition, we’ve invited some of the leading academic and industry shapers in this exciting area for an AMLD special symposium to discuss these advances, their transformative potential, and the future risks they pose to society.

Join us on the 28-29 of August for a special AMLD event about Generative AI and its impact on science and society. 


AMLD Conference

28 August – Full day conference on generative AI and LLMs

AMLD Generative AI Workshops

29 August – This special day brings together experts from around the world around a number of themes in generative AI, including theory, science and policy.

Jan KerschAI Policy Track Workshop

Dr. Jan Kerschgens, CIS Executive director, invites you to attend this special workshop on AI Policy:

The realm of AI has emerged as a pivotal technology in the 21st century. Recent breakthroughs in training Large Language Models such as ChatGPT, built upon foundational models applicable to a diverse range of human activities, are already reshaping numerous facets of our society, promising substantial boosts to economic productivity (McKinsey). Our AI policy workshop on this day aims to delve into these transformative dynamics. Through illuminating presentations from experts in science, economy, and policy-making, we will explore how the forthcoming EU AI Act and its subsequent implementation via industrial standards will need to balance risk mitigation with the enablement of positive AI-driven contributions to our societies.

Keynote speakers:

  • Roger Dubach, Ambassador, Deputy Director, Directorate of International Law at EDA – DFAE – FDFA
  • Adina Dorthe, Georg Fischer, Head of Innovation & R&D of the Digital Business Unit
  • Ayisha Piotti, Director of AI Policy at ETH Zurich Center for Law and Economics, and Managing Partner at RegHorizon
  • Dr. Daniel Dobos, Swisscom, Research Director
  • Dr. Adam M. Gontarz, Swissmem, Member of the Executive Board, Head of Digitization, Innovation and Technology
  • Marcel Knecht, Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV), Head of Core Business, Member of the Executive Board
  • Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk, President of the Swiss Science Council and professor at EPFL
  • Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, AI Professor at EPFL, CIS Academic Director


  • 08:30 – 09:00 Welcome & registration

  • 09:00 – 09:10 Jan Kerschgens: Introduction

  • 09:10 – 09:30 Pierre Vandergheynst: “A Super Simple Introduction to AI and Generative AI”

  • 09:30 – 09:50 Roger Dubach: Set the course: Crafting a legal and regulatory landscape for AI

  • 09:50 – 10:10 Adina Dorthe: AI in the machine tool industry: opportunities & challenges

  • 10:10 – 10:30 Ayisha Piotti: I Policy – a strategic opportunity 

  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break & networking

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Roundtable on AI Policy: “Perspectives from industry, society and research”, with Daniel Dobos, Adina Dorthe, Roger Dubach, Adam M. Gontarz (remote), Marcel Knecht, Ayisha Piotti, Sabine Süsstrunk and Pierre Vandergheynst. Moderated by Jan Kerschgens.

  • 12:00 Closing

When & where: Tuesday 29 August 2023 | 08:30 – 12:00 | Room CM2