Digital Transformations in the News Industry and in the Economy: A Journey

Digital Transformations in the News Industry and  in the Economy: A Journey

Date: March 15, 2022 - h 16.30 (Italian time)

Where: Aula Rostagni, Physics and Astronomy Dept

What has digitalization meant for the economy and the news industry? How has the infosphere affected the job of journalists, the role of newspapers, and businesses? Marco Bardazzi had first-hand experience of such phenomena. An accomplished journalist, he transitioned from the traditional newspaper industry to the contemporary social media-dynamics that produce and spread news in real time. His talk will focus on how businesses navigate information society.



conference speaker

Marco Bardazzi

A professional journalist, Marco Bardazzi is the co-founder of Bea – Be a Media Company, a strategic communication agency based in Milan, Italy. From 2015 to 2020, Marco was Communications Director at ENI. As Executive Vice President, he was in charge of external communications, digital strategy, data analytics and reputation management in the Italian-based energy company, which is active in 60 countries with about 34,000 employees. Before joining ENI in 2015, he was Managing Editor and Digital Editor at La Stampa, a leading European newspaper, where he led the transformation of a traditional newspaper founded in 1867 into an integrated digital news organization.

Before joining La Stampa, Marco was U.S. Correspondent for the Italian news agency ANSA, for which he covered the 2000 Bush-Gore electoral race for the White House; the first international Al Qaeda trial in Manhattan; the September 11, 2001 attack on America the war in Afghanistan; the war in Iraq the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns.
Marco teaches at the Master of Journalism at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan). He was awarded the 2017 Communicator of the Year prize at Premio Ischia. As a journalist, he received the Premio di Giornalismo Saint-Vincent Prize.



The Deep Cooking Era

The Deep Cooking Era

Date: February 28,2022 - h 16.45 (Italian time)

Where: Aula Rostagni, Physics and Astronomy Dept

At Unox we have always been at the cutting edge of innovation in our market. We have developed many breakthrough solutions to control the exchange heat with food, move air, generate and remove steam inside the cooking chamber. Everyday we focus our efforts in investigating more efficient algorithms to precisely control the cooking processes. During the last five years we have been pushing the transition from building mere mechanical products, to smart and scalable digital solutions. To accomplish this revolution, we still need to find answers to many complex questions, such as: which are the biggest challenges in the future of the food equipment global market? How innovative sensors help to understand food properties? How can AI boost the performances and the reliability of the cooking processes? How will robotics shape the next generation cooking equipment? These and many more questions which we aspire to address with the amazing team which we are building.



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Mario Cammarota

I joined Unox in 2013 after a Master’s Degree in Physics and a PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Padua where I developed mathematical models and innovative experimental approaches to study neuronal networks in physiopatology.

At Unox I lead a team whose mission is to design and to develop smart cooking appliances for the most demanding professional catering market. We think about food as soft matter which is transformed by the cooking processes. The starting point of our research activity is the scientific study of the physical and chemical reactions that modify the organoleptic properties of the food and aims to develop all the technology needed to master these reactions in the most autonomous, efficient and reliable way.



The Interface between Artificial Intelligence and the Social Sciences - and Why it Matters

The Interface between Artificial Intelligence and the Social Sciences - and Why it Matters

Date: November 5,2021 - h 14.30 (Italian time)

Where: Aula Rostagni, Physics and Astronomy Dept

The ‘secret sauce’ that made AI successful contains an important ingredient: vast samples of human behavior. From those, machine learning algorithms can extract the statistical rules that guide their own behavior: rules for recommendations, translations, image analysis, and more. Recently there have been concerns about subtle biases that might be found in AI agents, and some may be tracked just to the data that was used to train them, as well as to the fact that these agents are ‘unreadable’ to humans. Understanding the biases that are found in media content is important, as this is often what is used to teach machines to understand language. More generally, we need to understand the interface between AI and society if we want to live safely with intelligent machines.


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Nello Cristianini

Nello Cristianini is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bristol. His research covers machine learning methods, and applications of AI to the analysis of media content, as well as the social and ethical implications of AI. Cristianini is the co-author of two widely known books in machine learning, as well as a book in bioinformatics. He is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and of a European Research Council Advanced Grant. Before joining the University of Bristol, he has been a professor of statistics at the University of California, Davis. Currently he is working on social and ethical implications of AI. His animated videos dealing with the social aspects of AI can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/seeapattern