Dotphoton: Taking photo compression to the next level Dotphoton: Taking photo compression to the next level Dotphoton: Taking photo compression to the next level
The goal of Swiss start-up Dotphoton is simple: make the lives of photographers easier by allowing them to store the same raw, high-res images in less space. In this week's Tech Talk, CEO Eugenia Balysheva explains to Ana Maria Montero how the key to their business model lies in quantum physics.
Ana Maria Montero
Robots and 3-D printers helped build this Swiss house
The world’s first digitally fabricated house, known as DFAB, is now open. The building—a collaboration between the Swiss institutes ETH Zurich, Empa, and Eawag—will be home to four people beginning in May. Ana Maria Montero got an early tour on this week’s edition of Tech Talk.
Hannah Wise
What’s driving the latest changes in car technology?
The future of cars and automation is front and center at the Geneva International Motor Show. Tech giants are joining up with carmakers to change driving as we know it. Microsoft’s Avijit Sinha and WayRay CEO Vitaly Pomonarev talk about what’s next and say that the future is closer than we think.
Ana Maria Montero
Brazil’s “booming” venture capital landscape
Swissnex Brazil is knee-deep in fertile territory for start-ups ranging from agtech to big data, says Executive Director Maria Conti. But even more alluring is an investment infrastructure that is set to go “through the roof,” according to swissnex alumnus Ignacio Barrios, now CEO of Kido Dynamics.
Ana Maria Montero
Sure, it’s faster, but is 5G technology safe?
Swiss mobile companies are gearing up for 5G, but there’s concern that local laws on radiation-limits could hold up its rollout. We go to the World Mobile Congress where 5G is taking center stage and find out about the future of the next-generation technology in Switzerland and beyond.
Ana Maria Montero
“The real attackers are laughing,” says e-voting skeptic
The Swiss government is testing SwissPost’s e-voting platform against hacking to build the public’s trust, but some are skeptical. Calling the tests a “joke,” hacker and activist Hernâni Marques from Chaos Computer Club Switzerland breaks down just how vulnerable electronic voting is to attacks.
Ana Maria Montero
“We won’t monetize your data,” says SwissSign CEO
A project to create a national digital identity for Swiss residents – backed by Swiss Post, Swisscom, Credit Suisse and UBS – says it won’t make money on your personal data. That’s according to Markus Naef, CEO of SwissSign, who says the new version of SwissID is different.
Martina Fuchs
Kai-Fu Lee: Why China is already a global AI superpower
China is much faster than the U.S. when it comes to implementing artificial intelligence. That’s the view of the former president of Google China, Kai-Fu Lee, who thinks China is already a global AI superpower. So where does Switzerland fit into the global innovation picture?
Ana Maria Montero
swissnex San Francisco hits CES
swissnex San Francisco and Boston joined forces this year with Presence Switzerland, Switzerland Global Enterprise, and other Swiss organizations to launch the first-ever official Swiss Pavilion at CES in Las Vegas. Ana Maria Montero met the San Francisco team for a spontaneous chat about their first year at the tech-stravaganza.
Ana Maria Montero
What Google and Apple could teach Switzerland
Swiss companies should be more disruptive like Google and Apple, suggests André Kudelski, president of Innosuisse. Ana Maria Montero also talks strategy with Martin Dahinden, Swiss ambassador to the U.S., and Daniel Küng, CEO of Switzerland Global Enterprise, in this final report from CES 2019.
Ana Maria Montero
If 5G isn’t on your radar, here’s why it will be soon
Switzerland is reportedly set to begin a 5G spectrum auction in January, a move that will pave the way for faster next-generation mobile networks. The tech was also a hot topic at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where Ana Maria Montero found out which innovations are the ones to watch.
Ana Maria Montero
Nicolas Bideau: “We have to invest in the Switzerland of tomorrow”
Switzerland has to invest in showcasing its innovations at events like CES 2019 and not “sleep on its good image.” That’s the view of Ambassador Nicolas Bideau, head of Presence Switzerland, who tells us that the Switzerland of tomorrow is a digital one.
Ana Maria Montero
Internet activist Wael Ghonim warns: the world isn’t a big lab
Wael Ghonim is the internet activist whose Facebook posts helped spark what would become the Arab Spring in 2011. He told CNNMoney Switzerland that fake news is nothing new and warns that when it comes to technologies such as genetic engineering and AI, the world should not be viewed as a big laboratory.
Ana Maria Montero
Head of SERI: Blockchain in Switzerland isn’t overhyped
Mauro Moruzzi says Switzerland isn’t overhyping its role as a blockchain nation. The head of State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation was speaking at swissnexDay'18, where he also gave his view on the Swiss National Bank’s response to the technology.
Ana Maria Montero
Nestlé uses this software to feed our hunger for food facts
Food giants like Nestlé and Kellogg’s are using software developed by a Swiss start-up to feed consumer demand for transparency about ingredients. The CEO of SpecPage, Severin Weiss, explains how the technology works, why Credit Suisse is investing, and why China is becoming a big market.

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