SCAI – Swiss Center for Augmented Intelligence
A national competence center for the development and implementation of augmented intelligence is to be established under the name SCAI – Swiss Center for Augmented Intelligence. This center is an initiative of the Swiss Capital Region. Three strategic development priorities are envisaged: an interdisciplinary scientific center of excellence, an independent national reference institution for augmented intelligence and an “Innovation & Partnership” pole for the joint development of projects with companies and the public sector.
What is augmented intelligence?
Research and development in the field of artificial intelligence has so far focused mainly on technical aspects. It aims to mimic human (work) performance. Augmented intelligence, on the other hand, takes a human-centric approach. It aims to support more efficient task performance by linking human and artificial intelligence. This is intended to protect and promote factors such as well-being, privacy and free will. The approach is based on the conviction that digital transformation must not only be at the service of people, but rather that the “human factor” is elementary for shaping the digital future.