The AI revolution calls for contaminations among disciplines


The Urban Data Project

Every day brings a new wave of data. GPS, smartphones, social networks, traffic sensors, and cameras can provide public and private institutions with invaluable information about a city and its residents, which are dubbed Urban Data.  AI can process Urban Data to shape and enact better policies and nudge residents toward a better quality of life.

The one-year long Urban Data Project takes the shape of a partnership among three Departments of the University of Padua and five private corporations.  Five junior researchers will cooperate with private companies to develop strategies to exploit the vast amount of data in a privacy-compliant way.


We are looking for physicists, computer scientists or layers interested in working on a 1 year Urban data project. For more info, contact us

Simoncini, A., & Suweis, S. (2019). Il cambio di paradigma nell’intelligenza artificiale e il suo impatto sul diritto costituzionale. Rivista di filosofia del diritto, 8(1), 87-106.

Andrea Pin, Non esiste la “pallottola d’argento”: l’Artificial Face Recognition al vaglio giudiziario per la prima volta

Keywords: Artificial  Face  Recognition;  Judicial  Scrutiny;  Privacy;  EU  law;  Human  Rights Acts

Conferences and Workshops

  • Suweis, L.Ballan, E. Ancona, E. Spiller, G. Mobilio. “La tutela della persona in una realtà “diminuita”. Il diritto (e il dovere?) di spiegare gli algoritmi in un’indagine multidisciplinare”. Panel, ICON-S Firenze 2019
  • Spiller, “In tech we trust…but we need human (as a right)”. The Good Algorithm conference, Rome, 26-28 February 2020. Organized by the Pontifical Academy for Life.
  • Lisotto, Matteo, Pasquale Coscia, and Lamberto Ballan. “Social and Scene-Aware Trajectory Prediction in Crowded Spaces.” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops. 2019.