ACADEMICS OF SANT’ANNA SCHOOL BIOROBOTICS AND DIRPOLIS INSTITUTES PARTICIPATE IN A SEMINAR ON “THE ETHICAL CHALLENGES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE” TO TAKE PLACE IN ROME ON JULY 6. CLOSING REMARKS BY MINISTER OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCH

Academics of Sant’Anna Biorobotics and Dirpolis Institutes, representatives of Catholic society, diplomats and scientists will participate in “The Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence” seminar organized by the “Cortile dei Gentili” which will take place at Palazzo Borromeo (via delle Belle Arti, 2) in Rome on June 6 at 5.30 pm. Minister of Education, University and Research Valeria Fedeli will give her closing keynote speech.

The “Cortile dei Gentili”, as part of the Pontifico Consiglio della Cultura (Pontifical Council for Culture), was “created to encourage meetings and dialogue between believers and non-believers”. The name courtyard has a symbolic value: in the ancient Jerusalem Temple it referred to the restricted space consecrated to non-Jews (the Gentiles).

Keynote speakers announced for “The Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence” seminar include: Daniele Mancini, ambassador to the Holy See; Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontificio Consiglio della Cultura; Sebastiano Maffettone, law professor of LUISS “Guido Carli”; Luciano Floridi, professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at University of Oxford and Padre Paolo Benanti, professor of moral theology at Pontificia Università Gregoriana .

Roberto Cingolani, scientific director of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, will serve as moderator. Maria Chiara Carrozza, member of the Italian Parliament and professor of bio-engineering at Sant’Anna School; Massimo Inguscio, president of the Italian National Research Council and Barbara Henry, professor of political philosophy at Sant’Anna School, will also gather in Rome for special panel discussion.

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