The Big Data leitmotiv of the "Swiss Statistics Days" 2023

“No data, no statistics, no research, no economics!” is the motto of the SSDs, from 30 August to 1 September at the University of Basel

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The "Swiss Statistics Days", abbreviated SSD, will take place from 30 August to 2023 September XNUMX at the University of Basel (Photo: Christian Flierl/University of Basel)

The "Swiss Statistics Days", abbreviated SSD from "Swiss Statistics Days", will be held from 30 August to XNUMX September in Basel and will this year focus on the decisive topic of data.
The latter, in addition to bringing benefits to statistics, are equally essential for the company, science and for the economy.
For this reason, they must be reliable and be able to be used on a long-term basis.
At the heart of the SSD 2023 discussions will be new data sources and modern analytical methods that enable you to unleash the full potential of data.
In line with the needs of the company, the work of statisticians is enriched from time to time with new sources of data, such as for example in the sectors of the economy (first estimates of the economic situation starting from satellite data) or equality (gender, disability) or in the of various democratic processes such as elections.
- technological developments andartificial intelligence (AI) make it possible to fully exploit its potential, in particular thanks to new methods of analysis.
The Swiss event, the complete 2023 program of which can be consulted online at the URL address, is organized by the Cantonal Statistical Office of Basel-Stadt, by Swiss Statistical Society (SSS), fromFederal Statistical Office (FSO) and by the Swiss Conference of Regional Statistical Offices (CORSTAT).

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The many fundamental issues of ethics, transparency, protection and security

The latest developments in this area involve a multiple use of data, only possible thanks to interoperability.
Today it is essential to resort not only to coordinated data management, but also to well-structured and efficient surveys, so as not to unnecessarily overload the actors involved.
In this context, access to data raises fundamental questions about ethics, protection and data security.
To maintain public confidence in the state, science and the economy, it is essential process the data in a completely transparent way.
To this end, modern methods play a key role in exploiting their full potential.
These are therefore the themes on which the SSDs, dedicated to the topic of data, will focus.

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Three workshops and eighteen ateliers on AI, open government data and literacy

The events offered to the public over three days include three workshops and eighteen ateliers dedicated to topics such asIA, open government data and data literacy.
Various speakers will follow one another to discuss current events in the field of data management and use.
The program also features presentations of several key concepts by industry experts.
The "Swiss Statistics Days" event will start on Wednesday 30 August with the opening speech by Beat Jans, President of the State Council of Basel-Stadt.
The President of the Federal Statistics Commission, Nadja Braun Binder, will present the current legal developments in the field of open government data as well as the general legal framework in which the use of data fits.
The presentations will continue on Thursday 31 August with a speech by Georges-Simon Ulrich, director of the FSO.
With the emergence of new data spaces and ever-increasing research pressures for access to data, the director will question how public statistics can produce and use data democratically and legitimately.

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Also on Thursday 31, an intervention by Katharina Schuller on data literacy.
A pioneer in the fields of data literacy and ethics, she has led a consulting firm specializing in data strategies for nearly two decades.
Katharina Schüller will talk about the loss of trust in politics, administration and the media, a possible result of the data flow we are exposed to on a daily basis.
In this context, it will emphasize the importance of data literacy
Finally, on Friday XNUMXst September the public will have the opportunity to listen Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer as well as a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
The latter will discuss how AI is being used within his company to improve patient access, drug discovery or automation, among other things.
It will also share the processes that Novartis has in place to ensure the ethical and responsible use of AI.
Finally Thomas Bernhard, athletic manager of the FC Basel 1983 football team, will explain how to promote young talent by improving their performance and avoiding injuries through data-driven training management.

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