CLAIRE | Zürich

Ricardo Chavarriaga

“The CLAIRE vision –based on excellence and human-centred research and innovation– provides a blueprint to steer AI as a transformative force for the benefit of all.”

Ricardo Chavarriaga, Head of CLAIRE | Zurich


CLAIRE Office ZurichOur Swiss CLAIRE office was initially founded in 2020. Given the strength of its academic and industrial ecosystem, its economic landscape and tradition on the protection of human rights, Switzerland plays an essential role in the advancement of human-centred AI.

We are focusing on empowering the Swiss AI community by connecting European partners and fostering the development of ethical humane, trustworthy AI-powered solutions that are compatible with the social and economic interests of all humans.

For this purpose, the CLAIRE office Switzerland is establishing an active network comprising academia, industry, public entities and international organizations. We actively engage with media and general public through outreach and participatory activities that inform society at large about the state-of-the-art in AI and provide spaces to discuss the effects of these technologies. CLAIRE Switzerland is currently supported and hosted by ZHAW digital , Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur.


Join us at our next event

Our upcoming events

July 2022

20.07. | ZHAW Center for Artificial Intelligence Colloquium: “Artificial Intelligence, Game Over?”, Winterthur, Switzerland. Panel Moderator. Learn more.

Our past events


15.06. | Between Autonomy and Control: What is the future of Artificial Intelligence? Public Conference

22.-23.06. | SDS Swiss Data Science Conference Live @KKL Luzern –

05.05. + 06.05. | Fundamentals in Deep Learning Free online course

A free workshop offered by CLAIRE Office Switzerland and NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute

Free registration for CLAIRE supporters

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09.05 | Pint of Science Geneva Live event

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13.05. | CLAIRE community event @Nüü Social live event with robot bar @Lagerstrasse 45, 8004 Zurich

Lets talk about what it means to be a community, exchange thoughts, connect to new people and have a drink from the roboter bar – See you there!

30.03. | A career in data science – myths and obstacles of a rapidly growing field Online panel in cooperation with WiMLDS Switzerland

14.03. | AI & Creativity Panel for Science & Youth Invited guest by Science et cité Bern.

16.03. | AI4Good: AI for Humanitarian Actions @2pm – 3.30 pm, Panel & Case Studies

01.03. | Digital Trust in Health @ 3pm – 5.30 pm, Panel & Startup Networking Event

    • NORDIC ROADSHOW | Trust Valley Switzerland meets the Nordics Countries. Partnered event with Tech4Trust & NORA


16.12. | VISION Theme Development Workshop: AI & Health

17.11. | AI Boost Conference Lithuania

12.11. | AI & Agriculture: co-organized by the CLAIRE Office Zurich (with Andres Perez-Uribe)

10.11. | ZHAW digital day@Nüü robot bar – live experiencing artificial intelligence

10.11. | NVIDIA GTC Panel: Developing Trustworthy AI Principles

04.11. | Int Neuroethics Society: Panel AI+Neurotech and social justice

30.10. | La Dispute Lausanne: Sur les Chemins de la Haine

15.06. | ZHAW Digital series – Digital tools against Covid-19– Addressing ethical challenges, public trust and acceptance

09.06. | Swiss Data Science Conference

08.06. | Virtual Conference “Responsible AI – An Imperative

26.05. | AI4Good: Building a Nexus between Research, Innovation and Societ CLAIRE Office Switzerland – Official office launch event



Ricardo Chavarriaga

Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga

Head of the Office

Hannah Lea Dykast

Hannah Lea Dykast–Wildhaber

Strategy | Outreach & Communication



Dr. Dorothea Baur, Baur Consulting


Prof. Dr. Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap Research Institute

Andrea Emilio Rizzoli

Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Idsia, SUPSI, Lugano

Prof. Dr. René Schumann SGAICO; HES-SO Wallis

Prof. Dr. Thilo Stadelmann, Center for Artificial Intelligence ZHAW, Winterthur



Prof. Dr. Boi Faltings

Prof. Dr. Malte Helmert


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CLAIRE Office Zürich
Lagerstrasse 41,
8004 Zürich, Switzerland