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Artificial Intelligence: history, evolution, and short to medium-term scenarios

May 17 @ 12:15 - 13:15


Artificial intelligence has become a topic of common conversation and a ubiquitous tool in human activities for about half a decade. In truth, AI and neural networks have been the subject of scientific, philosophical, and ethical debate since the first half of the previous century. The scientific community has been using them for research purposes for about 50 years. Why do we observe a “quantum leap” in this technology today? What are the ethical and evolutionary implications of this sudden revolution? Is it truly an unexpected revolution, or was it predicted? What should we expect in the next 5 years? What connections does it have with the complexity of living systems? Let’s attempt to lay the groundwork for an informed scientific debate together.


Speaker: Ivan Gnesi
Moderator will be: Dr. Niccolò Nirino




Bachelor’s degree with honors in Physics and Doctorate in Science and High Technology – Physics and Astrophysics at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical, and Natural Sciences of the University of Turin and in the historic Italo-Russian collaboration DubTo, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics in Dubna (Russia).

The research work during the doctoral period received the prize for Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics at the National Conference of the Italian Physical Society in 2006. Subsequently, “For the remarkable results obtained in the field of complex phenomena in pion-nucleus interactions, particularly for the original experimental measurements of the ∆ resonance and for the observation of signals of collective resonance in the nuclear medium,” he was awarded the “E. Pancini” Prize in 2011. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Compass collaboration at CERN in Geneva, studying the internal structure of the proton. In 2008, he served as a referee for the National Institute of Nuclear Physics within Commission III for the Jlab12 agreement at the Thomas Jefferson laboratories in Virginia (USA). Since 2010, he has been the Northwest coordinator of the Extreme Energy Events Observatory, studying high-energy cosmic radiation and identifying correlations between extended cosmic showers at great distances. Since 2018, he has been a researcher at the Fermi Center in Rome, located in the historic premises of via Panisperna, where Enrico Fermi and his group made the observations that led to the Nobel Prize. He has been a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN since 2017, where he has held leadership roles for the experiment’s upgrade to the high-luminosity phase of the LHC accelerator. In ATLAS, he is a member of analysis groups for the identification of dark matter signals and for the study of the Quark Gluon Plasma phase transition. He is a member of the Virtual Muography Institute in Tokyo for the development of muographic technologies with applications in precision timing. As of today, he is a co-author of more than 300 scientific publications in international journals.

Since 2021, he has been under contract with the Department of Management with assignments for Technology Transfer to the Industrial and Services sector. He is also a Scientific Consultant for the Budget, Competitiveness, and Enterprise Department of the Piedmont Region. Since 2012, he has been continuously involved in Science Communication and Technology and Skills Transfer from Fundamental Research.


May 17
12:15 - 13:15


Aula 8

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