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Press Releases

May 25, 2022

Press Release for Lab42's launch at WEF Davos (english version)

25. May 2022

Pressemitteilung zum Start von Lab42 am WEF Davos (auf deutsch)

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Lab42 media briefing during WEF 2022 on May 25, 2022 at the city townhall of Davos (see below for more information)

Pascal Kaufmann speaks at WEF 2022 about the Metaverse, AI and Lab42 (see full video from WEF Open Forum here)

Media Briefing

Event held on May 25, 2022 at Davos, Switzerland



Representatives of the leading science, ethics, Artificial Intelligence and talent organisations came together to introduce Lab42 on May 25, 2022.

WEF 2022’s theme of turning points was a fitting moment for the announcement of a global lab dedicated to building human-level artificial intelligence, Lab42. The mayor of Davos, made the announcement, noted the city’s historic spirit of collaboration, innovation and pioneering new scientific approaches and endeavours of unprecedented magnitude at Davos Science City. 


As a special guest of this exclusive event, the world leading AI-pioneer and master of modern machine and deep learning, François Chollet, announced the first global challenge hosted by Lab42, paving the way towards human-level AI. For humankind.



Philipp Wilhelm
Mayor of Davos

One of the youngest Mayors in Switzerland, trained as an architect from ETH Zurich, Philipp is now the architect of a new political landscape and drives growth in Davos. His work is inspiring leaders in Switzerland and beyond.

Pascal Kaufmann
Founder of Lab42

The renowned US business journal “Inc.” named Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Pascal Kaufmann some of the leading voices in a new understanding of intelligence. Read more about the Swiss AI Pioneer and founder of Lab42. 



Dr. Daniela Suter
COO of Lab42

Holder of a Ph.D. in molecular biology, Daniela is at the core of Lab42 as a driving force at the highest level. She has headed ETH Alumni Relations and developed breakthrough communications strategies for global leaders, and now smoothly runs operations at Lab42.


François Chollet
ARC 2 Challenge Host

Software engineer at Google (Seattle, USA) and AI researcher, creator of Keras deep-learning library, main contributor TensorFlow machine learning, author of “Deep Learning with Python”, author of “on the measure of intelligence” and holder of the Global Swiss AI Award for breakthroughs in AI. See more here.

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Grewe
Lab42 Co-Founder

Pioneer in imaging of neural networks in live mice, former Post-Doc at Stanford University (USA) on neural network learning algorithms and Professor for Neural Systems and Circuits at the institute of Neuroinformatics at ETH and University of Zurich.


Samriddhi (Simi) Singh
Lab42 Talent

Named “Swiss teen prodigy”, co-founder of, teacher at goTech, youngest ambassador at Swiss Cognitive and associate of the ‘Trust in Robots’ research at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Peter G. Kirchschlaeger
Lab42 Ethics-Advisory Board

Author of “Digital Transformation and Ethics” and Ethics-Professor and Director of the Institute for Social Ethics University of Lucerne, Switzerland; prior Visiting Fellow at Yale University (USA).




16:00 – 16:15

Welcome Drinks

16:15 – 16:20

Welcome note by the Mayor of Davos about Lab42 | Philipp Wilhelm

16:20 – 16:30

Lab42 – Switzerland to unite the world in the global AI race | Pascal Kaufmann

16:30 – 16:40

The necessity for a vision of the future | Peter Kirchschlaeger 

16:40 – 16:45

The opportunity for young talents | Simi Singh

16:45 – 16:55

The need for a revolution in Science and Academia | Benjamin Grewe

16:55 – 17:05

The challenge – presenting the new ARC 2 challenge | François Chollet

17:05 – 17:10

The prize –  your name for eternity | Daniela Suter

17:10 – 17:30

Networking reception with Q&A and individual interviews according to registered time-slots

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Philipp Wilhelm

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