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Errors and Wonders: GARR at the Rome Science Festival 2024

Pubblicato il 09 April 2024

From 16th to 21st April 2024, the Rome Science Festival returns to the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone for its 19th edition.

"Errori e meraviglie - Errors and Wonders" is the theme of this edition dedicated to the wonder that accompanies every discovery, driving scientists to explore, ask questions, and challenge established knowledge, always striving further.

With over 100 guests and more than 150 events including conferences, workshops, exhibits, performances, and family events, GARR will be participating in some important scheduled events.

On Saturday 20th April at 16:30, Massimo Carboni, coordinator of the GARR Infrastructure Department, will be a guest at the session "Reale o artificiale? IA e il futuro tecnologico che ci attende… adesso - Real or Artificial? AI and the technological future awaiting us... now." Alongside him will be other key figures in the ICT world such as Giovanni Ponti, Head of the Division for System Development for Informatics and ICT at ENEA, and Florian Jug, Group Leader of Computational Biology at Human Technopole. The session will be moderated by Rai journalist Patrizia Angelini. During the session, excerpts from Ian McEwan's book "Machines Like Me," narrated by Eleonora Napolitano from GARR, will be read.

From the novel's inspirations, a debate will emerge on the developments of artificial intelligence and the technological future awaiting us. Will there come a day when we can no longer distinguish between a person and a machine? How can we prepare to face the challenges we currently experience and those that await us?

On Sunday 21st April at 15:30, Simona Venuti, Security Manager at GARR, will participate in the conference titled "L’errore dell’uomo, l’errore della macchina - Human Error, Machine Error." The discussion will focus on how to recognize and manage errors, both in basic research and in its applications, with a particular focus on the models used to train neural networks upon which algorithms and artificial intelligences are based.

The conference, moderated by science journalist Leonardo De Cosmo, will feature other prominent figures including Sara Colantonio, CNR researcher, Franco Raimondi, Professor of Informatics at GSSI, and Giancarlo Ruocco, Coordinator of the Center for Life NanoScience at IIT.

Additionally, GARR will host a webinar titled "Cosa sono le risorse educative aperte (oer) e dove trovarle - What are Open Educational Resources (OER) and where to find them" dedicated to teachers and presented by Gabriella Paolini, responsible for GARR training, scheduled for 16th April at 17:00.

The session will provide an opportunity to navigate through the vast array of high-quality materials made available openly by a growing number of educational and research organizations. A valuable treasure often hidden from search engines.

For the complete program, please visit the official website of the Rome Science Festival:

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