SDSC-Connect 2020 – Enhancing Discovery and Creativity with AI – Online Format

SDSC-Connect 2020

SDSC-Connect 2020 will be a full day event bringing together researchers, innovators, industrial decision makers and data scientists to meet and discuss the enhancing of discovery and creativity with AI. The program will feature the latest AI applications with a potential to change industrial production and consumer experience.The focus will be on visionary examples of technologies and ideas that currently find applications in one or few industries but will be transposed to other industries in the future. The following themes will be explored at SDSC-Connect 2020:

  • Drug and therapy discovery, with deep learning applications to protein folding and other complex problems;
  • Aiding scent and flavor creation to complement human olfaction and taste;
  • Product design, with generative approaches to garments and consumer products;
  • AI in sports & leisure: how real-time match analysis, virtual coaches and generative storytelling are innovating the entertainment experience;
  • The “flipside of creativity”: deep fakes and their countermeasures.



  • Miguel A. Otaduy, Director of the MS lab at Univ. Rey Juan Carlos and CSO of Seddi Inc., Spain: Simulation and AI for a Digital Fashion World
  • Chiara Riccobene,Knowledge Management Officer at MoxOff/Math&Sport, Italy: Real-time Game Intelligence: How Math Befriends Sport
  • Kean Walmsley, Software Architect at Autodesk Research, Switzerland: Research into Generative Design
  • Julien Hazemann, Computational Chemistry Specialist at Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland: Can Deep Learning help design a new drug?
  • Cristina Kadar, Senior Data Scientist at NZZ and ETH Media Technology Center, Switzerland
  • Christine Chichester, Director Digital Labs at Firmenich SA, Switzerland
  • Marie-Valentine Florin, Executive Director of the International Risk Governance Center at EPFL, Switzerland
  • Nicolas Henchoz, Director of the EPFL-ECAL Lab, Switzerland

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