We have created them in our image and we look like them. They move, work and think like us and for us. They are machines. But what, or rather “who” have they become in the digital age? How far have the frontiers of artificial intelligence been pushed today?

Through the respected points of view of professors Michele Di Francesco, from the Scuola Superiore IUSS of Pavia, and Barbara Henry, from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, the public meeting organized by IBSA Foundation for scientific research and moderated by Damiano Realini, an RSI journalist, will attempt to investigate the horizons of an increasingly technological humanity using a popular approach, by examining philosophy and ethics, as well as legends in literature and in film. And hence from Frankenstein’s monster to satellite navigators, from industrial automation to the identification of emotions, the discussion will find its common theme, which will take us through these new “modern times” together.

The workshop entitled “Frontiers of Artificial Intelligence: humanity in the digital era” will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 18:30 in the Sala Cenacolo of the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia of Milan.



Damiano Realini, RSI journalist and presenter


Prof. Michele Di Francesco, Scuola Superiore IUSS, Pavia. Title of the presentation: “Human minds and artificial minds”

Prof.ssa Barbara Henry, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. Title of the presentation: “Dematerialization and corporeity in contemporary robotics and roboethics”


Location: Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia in Milan, Sala Cenacolo

Date: May 21, 2019

From 18:30