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Claire Switzerland

“The CLAIRE vision –based on excellence and human-centred research and innovation– provides a blueprint to steer AI as a transformative force for the benefit of all.”

Ricardo Chavarriaga, Head of CLAIRE Switzerland


CLAIRE seeks to strengthen European excellence in AI research and innovation. The network forms a pan-European Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. Its member groups and organisations are committed to working together towards realising the vision of CLAIRE: European excellence across all of AI, for all of Europe, with a human-centred focus.

The Swiss Office

Founded in January 2020, the CLAIRE office Switzerland.Given the strength of its academic and industrial ecosystem, its economic landscape and tradition on the protection of human rights, Switzerland plays an essential role in the advancement of human-centred AI.

We are focusing on empowering the Swiss AI community by connecting European partners and fostering the development of ethical humane, trustworthy AI-powered solutions that are compatible with the social and economic interests of all humans.

For this purpose, the CLAIRE office Switzerland is establishing an active network comprising academia, industry, public entities and international organizations. We actively engage with media and general public through outreach and participatory activities that inform society at large about the state-of-the-art in AI and provide spaces to discuss the effects of these technologies. CLAIRE Switzerland is currently supported and hosted by ZHAW digital , Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur.

Our Team

Our Advisory Board

We are an AI network organization

Our extensive network forms a pan-European Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. We explore potentials, connect the brightest minds in AI research, industry and politics for a technological future in Europe.

Created in April 2018, the idea of CLAIRE emerged after the EC communication “Artificial Intelligence for Europe” which laid down the European approach to AI.

Facts & Figures

Our Networks

There are two main networks: an AI research network and an innovation network with a focus on industry. We encourage anyone curious about the way AI will affect and is affecting our daily lives to support CLAIRE.

AI for all humans made in Europe / Switzerland

nce of healthy and inclusive, secure societies. AI is at the heart of almost every technological innovation ahead. Our network members are at the forefront of cutting-edge AI research. We are connecting the brightest minds within the field across all European nations. It is our quest to create the future for the generations ahead by using AI for the benefit of society, enhancing legislations and regulations for AI usage and implementation based on ethical foundations and human dignity.

Technology is there to support us, to improve lives, processes and products. Technology won`t replace us. We are catering for a human-centered approach of AI as a major driver for innovation, societal and economic growth and competitiveness on a global scale. Europe can ensure that many of tomorrow’s advanced technologies, products, systems and services are European/Swiss based and reflect European realities, needs and values.

Read some recent interviews about AI, politics and ethics

Highlights 2020


March 4th 2020, 16h CET (Registration deadline Feb 25th) Virtual Workshop: On the need of good practices and Standards for Benchmarking Brain-Machine Interfaces



Swiss Partnerships signed

Swiss Network Members