Practical insights from twenty AI experts from different domains and industries: Reflection on the AI ecosystem in 2022, including successes and failures, a snapshot of where we stand today, challenges we are likely to be facing in 2023, and solutions to shape the development of our technologies to our best advantage. A short summary of the conference “The AI Trajectory 2023+” facilitated by SwissCognitive, held on 13th December 2022.


Written by Solveig Helland, Senior Full Stack Engineer, Data Scientist and GPT-3 – “The AI Trajectory 2023+ Virtual Conference Wrap-up”

“AI – Fork in the Road. Stay in the Race or Change the Game” fireside chat with Andrea Latino, Global Digital Transformation & Innovation Leader, and Innovation & Digital Growth Manager, Nestlé and Dalith Steiger, Co-Founder of SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network

During our discussions, we heard some of the most important challenges that we need to solve in order to shift towards people-literate technology. Challenges include the need for labelled and reliable datasets, fragmented data within organisations, and a lack of expertise in developing and training algorithms. One way to address some of these challenges is to improve data literacy. This means educating individuals, particularly c-level executives, on how to become more data literate. By addressing these challenges, we can unlock the full potential of AI and use it to benefit society.

“Shifting from Technology-Literate People to People-Literate Technology” panel discussion: Jeff Winter, Industry Executive, Manufacturing, Microsoft | Thuraya Al-Harthi, Innovation & Emerging Technology Senior Specialist | Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Muscat, Oman | Kathrin Kind-Trueller, Leader in Autonomous Vehicles, Senior Research Scientist in AI for Vehicle Control, Volkswagen | Patrick Bangert, VP of Artificial Intelligence, Samsung SDS | Luca Baldassarre, Lead Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise, Director, SwissRE

We discussed the media’s role in shaping the future of AI and how AI can help reporters and other media professionals. We also heard the importance of the public challenging business and world leaders to make the world a better place.

“Eat or Heat. Renewed Expectations on AI” fireside chat with Ben Bloch, Journalist, Technology Strategist, Serial Entrepreneur & Senior Strategy Executive, Founder & CEO, Bloch Holdings Inc. and Dalith Steiger, Co-Founder of SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network

The ethical and legal implications of generative AI were another important topic for discussion. A key focus was on bias in AI, and how to manage it when AI is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives. We should switch our focus on what is missing, whether it be data or diverse perspectives. By addressing these gaps, we can create AI systems that are more inclusive, fair, and beneficial for society.

“2022 Oiled #AI. Get Ready 2023” panel discussion: Thomas Zweifel, Award-Winning Author: “Strategy-In-Action”, “Leadership in 100 Days”, Board Member, Paramount Business Jets | Anna Zeiter, Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation Project, WEF Associate General Counsel – Chief Privacy Officer & Data Protection Officer, Ebay | Lisa Palmer, Chief AI Strategist, AI Leaders, AI & Data Science Advisor, Proof Analytics | Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi, Artificial Intelligence Expert and Cybersecurity Director, Government of Abu Dhabi | Jens Stapelfeldt, Sr. BDM Data Center AI & Compute Markets, AMD, AI and Machine Learning Thought-Leader and Expert

We also heard that employers and employees need to adopt a learning mentality in order to stay relevant in the face of AI-modified jobs.

“AI: Renewed Roles and Functions” fireside chat with Natalie Erdmann, Chief Marketing Officer, deepc, AI Thought-Leader in Healthcare, Kim Scofield, Founder and CEO, Space42, Blond Bad Wolf, Global Ambassador, Women in Cybersecurity and Dalith Steiger, Co-Founder of SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network

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The public perception of AI is often limited, with most people having little knowledge about what it is and how it works. In order to improve public understanding of AI, it is important to educate people about its opportunities and limitations. This does not have to be expensive and is essential for helping people understand the role of AI in their lives and its potential benefits.

“50% CO2 Reduction, 2 Billion More People, Manifesto for the Meaningful Use of AI” panel discussion: Avrohom Gottheil, Tech Influencer, Founder and CEO, #AskTheCEO Media | Leila Toplic, Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope | Hubert Halopé, Platform Curator, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, World Economic Forum | Sameer Pujari, Vice Chair AI 4 health WHO ITU Focus Group, Digital Health & Innovation, World Health Organization | Gregg Barrett, AI Compute & Climate Expert Group, OECD.AI, Advisory Council, AI Africa Consortium, Chief Executive Officer, Cirrus

AI can be a powerful tool in addressing the climate crisis, particularly in the area of climate adaptation. One of the key ways it can help is by providing actionable insights through forecasting and modelling. For example, AI can be used to predict and mitigate the risk of wildfires, allowing us to better allocate resources and respond to potential threats. Additionally, AI can be used to optimize resource use and improve decision-making, helping us to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change. Overall, AI has the potential to play a significant role in helping us address the climate crisis and build a more sustainable future.

“Homo Nuovas = Homo Sapiens + AI” fireside chat with Sylvain Levy, Collector, DSL Collection and Dalith Steiger, Co-Founder of SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network


“If you can dream it, you can do it.” To play with your creative mind, imagine something: a Painter’s Palette. Now put the 3 primary colors on it: Red, Yellow, and Blue. Now add one more thing. AI. We arrived at a form of art, where the sky is the limit.



If you missed our AI Trajectory virtual conference, here you can find the video recording:

Huge thank you to all our great speakers on our virtual stage!