XXXIX Annual School 2020 “AI-enabled health care: from decision support to autonomous robots”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently gained a pivotal role among current technologies. The reason for this success rests in the tech environment: the plentiful availability of huge data sets – hence the buzzword Big Data, the evolution of powerful computational architectures and development of flexible and scalable algorithms.
The state-of-the-art AI systems can process language, analyze images, manage multiple heterogeneous signals. Furthermore, AI can derive decision support tools so refined that they sometimes equal or surpass human capabilities, especially when dealing with specific tasks, such as the interpretation of diagnostic images.
This kind of hype and interest around AI, however, may cause over-expectations, misuse and poor assessment of its implementation, which may lead to serious consequences insafety critical contexts, like medicine. A careful, profound and open-minded assessment of AI is strongly needed.
The Italian bioengineering community has studied the application of AI in medicine in depth since the early eighties. Bioengineers successfully exploit AI methods and algorithms to support the full range of its potential applications, ranging from clinical decisions to the implementation of effective bio- robotic solutions. The GNB Bioengineering School aims at providing the fundamentals, state-of-the-art and perspective of AI in medicine, bridging clinical decision support and robotics by showing their full range of application and the problems
they share when AI instruments are applied to support health care and life sciences.
Capturing the main aspects and trends of this developing topic and its interdisciplinary elements is of utmost importance for stakeholders of both industry and research.
The School program is designed to take all the above mentioned aspects into careful consideration; tracing a path from the basics, through the building blocks of decision support and AI systems, to real world applications, robotics and ultimately embodied intelligence.

Riccardo Bellazzi – University of Pavia
Cecilia Laschi – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Lucia Sacchi – University of Pavia
Silvana Quaglini – University of Pavia

Riccardo Barbieri – Politecnico di Milano

Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB)

Segreteria Organizzativa: PRAGMA Congressi, Pavia


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Event program

07.09.2020 - 09:00School 2020 opening
R. Bellazzi, C. Laschi, S. Quaglini
07.09.2020 - 09:15AI an Healthcare: past, present and future
C. Combi, University of Verona
07.09.2020 - 10:00AI in the institutional context
P Giudici, E Raffinetti, University of Pavia, University of Milan
07.09.2020 - 11:00Knowledge representation and reasoning
F. Chesani, University of Bologna
07.09.2020 - 14:00A basic glossary of Machine Learning
L. Sacchi, University of Pavia
07.09.2020 - 14:45From Neural Networks to Deep Learning
S. Ramat, University of Pavia
07.09.2020 - 15:45Deep Learning for Medical Imaging in the Era of Precision Medicine
V. Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari
07.09.2020 - 16:30DATATHON Presentation
R. Barbieri, Politecnico di Milano
08.09.2020 - 09:00Natural language processing methods for clinical text
N. Viani, King's College London
08.09.2020 - 09:45-omics
B. Zupan, University of Ljubljana
08.09.2020 - 10:45Building cognitive systems
R. Alexander, IBM
08.09.2020 - 11:30Opening the Black Box: Explanation and Trust in Medical-Based AI-Systems
A. Tucker, Brunel University London, UK
08.09.2020 - 14:00Decision-making, values and utilities
E. Parimbelli, University of Pavia
08.09.2020 - 14:45Reinforcement learning
V.G. Santucci, STC CNR Rome
08.09.2020 - 15:45AI in Diabetes management
M. Vettoretti, University of Padova
08.09.2020 - 16:30Towards AI powered chatbots for mental health
M. Ottaviano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
09.09.2020 - 09:00Connecting the dots
School organizers
09.09.2020 - 09:15Robotics and the bioengineering of cognitive development: iCub and the quest for cognition
G. Sandini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
09.09.2020 - 10:00On the origin of human autonomy and sociality: Embodied emergence development and constructivism
Y. Kuniyoshi, University of Tokyo
09.09.2020 - 11:00Neuromorphic sensing and perception
C. Bartolozzi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
09.09.2020 - 10:45Neurorobotics: Brain-inspired models for robot control
E. Falotico, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
09.09.2020 - 15:30LECTIO MAGISTRALIS: Intelligenza artificiale in Medicina – la lezione di Mario Stefanelli a dieci anni dalla sua scomparsa
A. Riva, Bioinformatics Core at University of Florida Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, USA
10.09.2020 - 09:00Data-driven Spiking Neural Networks for Neurorobotics
A. Pedrocchi / E. D’Angelo, Politecnico di Milano, University of Pavia
10.09.2020 - 09:45Computer vision in autonomous systems
R. Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
10.09.2020 - 10:30Human-Robot Interaction
D. Nardi, La Sapienza University of Rome
10.09.2020 - 11:30A functional approach to the regulation of AI
A. Bertolini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
10.09.2020 - 12:15AI and decision-making: dilemmas of regulation and methodological implications
A. Santosuosso, University of Pavia
10.09.2020 - 14:30Report on the activities performed during the week
10.09.2020 - 15:00DATATHON challenge presentations
10.09.2020 - 16:00DATATHON AWARDS
10.09.2020 - 16:30Closing
R. Bellazzi, C. Laschi, S. Quaglini