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From the “Spanish flu” to COVID-19 – why researching past pandemics is worthwhile

Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Inventarnummer LM-102737.46 Hardly anyone today knows anything about the “Spanish flu” of 1918-1920 and the “Asian flu” of 1957. However, since knowledge about past pandemics would be very valuable for future health risks, researchers at UZH and ZHAW want to close this memory gap.  Author: Louis Schäfer “All… Read More »From the “Spanish flu” to COVID-19 – why researching past pandemics is worthwhile

Senior Citizens University of Zurich UZH3 – Education, reflection and participation for generation 60+

Around 2,000 adults aged 60 and over take advantage of the diverse programme offered by the UZH3 Senior University, which ranges from lectures to online courses. Gerontopsychologist Burcu Demiray researches the positive effects of lifelong learning on cognitive functions. Participants appreciate the motivated atmosphere and intellectual stimulation. UZH3 combines education… Read More »Senior Citizens University of Zurich UZH3 – Education, reflection and participation for generation 60+

Training spatial thinking in a playful way

Spatial visualisation is very important for orientation in space. How can this be trained? Game-based approaches, particularly from game design, can be particularly effective in teaching spatial understanding. The Spatial Abilities project team is developing interactive, virtual and three-dimensional training software as part of a video game. The game-based virtual… Read More »Training spatial thinking in a playful way

Goodbye 2023

Many thanks to all DIZH members and colleagues for their commitment this year. Together, we have achieved a lot and realised exciting projects. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this. 2023 wrapped We are looking forward to the coming year. The office will not be staffed… Read More »Goodbye 2023

“AI Is No Wonder Tool”

Artificial intelligence can make our lives easier in many ways. But the technology also harbors many dangers. Legal scholar Florent Thouvenin is working with academic partners from across the globe to develop ideas about how AI could be optimally regulated Author: Roger Nickl, UZH  When US firm OpenAI launched its… Read More »“AI Is No Wonder Tool”

How can AI be used responsibly?

On 30.11.23, the guests of “Digital Futures: AI & Cybersecurity” discussed the responsible use of AI. AI and cybersecurity Martin Burkhart from Cyber-Defence Campus highlighted a crucial aspect of cybersecurity research in Switzerland: the current concentration on specific research areas is overlooking others. The challenge lies in rectifying this imbalance… Read More »How can AI be used responsibly?