The event, organised by Assolombarda together with SEA Vision and RTA Robotics, with the patronage of the University of Pavia and the scientific partnership of the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, was held on 20 September as part of the “Pavia Capitale della Cultura d’Impresa” (Pavia Business Culture Capital) project.
The robotic and digital revolution under way is transforming the way of living, working and interacting with surrounding contexts, embodying an immense potential for quickly shaping society and changing the entire supply chain for ever.
The above was discussed on 20 September at the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia where, as part of the “Pavia Capitale della Cultura d’Impresa” project, the AI & Robotics Conference 2023 took place.
The event – organised by Assolombarda together with SEA Vision and RTA Robotics, with the patronage of the University of Pavia and the scientific partnership of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) – was an opportunity for reflection and dissemination regarding two highly topical technological areas: AI and robotics, the integration of which already contributes today to revolutionizing the paradigms underlying numerous economic sectors.
Innovative enterprise and vision of the future
The meeting allowed those present to take stock of the ethical aspects and consequences of the use of robotics and AI, a theme which in the last few years has made significant progress with a growing use of a vast range of applications, including autonomous driving, facial recognition, medical diagnosis and decision-making support, raising a series of questions of an ethical nature that range from safety to responsibility, from transparency to cultural bias, rom privacy to the impact on work. Automation driven by AI, in fact, can make entire industrial sectors obsolete, with obvious social and economic implications. A coalition is therefore necessary that combines the scientific community, governments, the business community and civil society to define a regulatory framework and guidelines that set out the terms of AI development according to ethical and responsible criteria.
Guests at the conference, moderated by the Corriere della Sera journalist Massimo Sideri, included Maurizio Marchesini, vice-president of Confindustria with responsibility for Supply Chains and Medium-Sized enterprises and Maurizio Cheli, the ESA astronaut expert in innovation and technology. Among the promoters of the event, Tommaso Rossini (CEO of RTA Robotics) and Michele Cei (CEO of SEA Vision) pointed out the importance of research as a daily best practice.