Cultural events

Unipol Group sponsors “Oracles”

From 18 March to 9 April four free meetings, open to the public, to explain how Artificial Intelligence is transforming our lives.

In its communication “Artificial Intelligence for Europe”, the European Commission defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the ability, in both hardware and software, to replicate a number of typically human activities: perceiving, feeling the environment and analysing it; the possibility of making calculations and taking decisions; the ability to take action. It is important to understand that AI is not a technology but a discipline of computer engineering. And, even more importantly, to remember that intelligence and awareness are not mutually exclusive. In short, AI will form part of the eternal debate on the absolute necessity to combine science with humanism.

These considerations form the basis of the series of meeting events entitled “Oracles. Knowledge and prejudices in the era of AI”, sponsored by the Unipol Group, which will be held between 18 March and 9 April. A great opportunity to learn, from four experts in four separate meetings, how to distinguish research expertise from clichés, knowledge from prejudice, in order to identify the opportunities inherent in the complexities of modern society.

The programme in full: 18 March (Arena del Sole, 9 p.m.) Giuseppe O. Longo, Emeritus Professor at the University of Trieste, will talk about the history of AI; on 27 March (Unipol Auditorium, 9 p.m.) Carlo Sini, Emeritus Professor at the University of Milan, will focus on the philosophy of AI; on 2 April (Arena del Sole, 9 p.m.) Paolo Benanti, Professor in the Faculty of Theology, Department of Moral Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, will define the Ethics of AI; finally, on 9 April (Unipol Auditorium 9 p.m.) Rita Cucchiara, Professor of the “Enzo Ferrari” Department of Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, will focus on computer engineering and AI.

With this initiative, the Unipol Group continues its Corporate Sponsorship Program and once again demonstrates its focus on the cultural growth of society, supporting projects that enable the general public to acquire the knowledge they need to understand how our lives will change in the near future. Close to people, their needs and their passions.