SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, June 6, 2019

Trust is indispensable to the prosperity and well-being of societies. For millennia, we developed trust-building mechanisms to facilitate interactions. But as they become increasingly digital, many traditional mechanisms no longer function well, hence trust breaks down.

As a result, low levels of trust discourage us from engaging in new forms of interactions and constrain business opportunities.

We must therefore re-invent trust mechanisms that will contribute to prosperous and peaceful societies in the digital age.

The IC Research Day was a 1-day event, organized by the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), where world-leading experts presented and discussed their work towards achieving ‘digital trust’. EPFL researchers showcased ongoing research projects and engaged with the audience.