Lectio Magistralis

Prof. Mubarak Shah
University of Central Florida
Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo
University of Florence
Dott. Enrica Filippi
Google.com, USA
Prof. Maurizio Ferraris
University of Turin

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Workshops and Talk

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Pablo Trincia

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Modena – 4 November 2022

Dissemination event on Artificial Intelligence for society and digital humanities promoted by UNIMORE within the AIforDH project – Artificial Intelligence for Digital Humanities – funded by Fondazione di Modena and AGO Modena Fabbriche Culturali.

In recent years, Intelligence, whether natural or artificial, and Humanities, both meant as the humanistic formulation of knowledge and as the highest aspiration of our society, are expressed within the digital paradigm through multimodal interactions and models for analysis, understanding, and generation of knowledge.

In this context, the Digital Humanities field merges with Information Technologies, especially thanks to the advances provided by Artificial Intelligence, whose cognitive models are – and must be – designed for humans, both as individuals and a collectivity.

These themes will be discussed in the Humanities & Intelligence event, with scientific talks by distinguished researchers in the fields of Artificial Intelligence for cultural heritage and social challenges, workshops for STEM orientation of young talents, and conversations on the digital revolution connoting our society.

The event is organized by UNIMORE (AIRI, DhMoRe), Fondazione di Modena, AGO Modena Fabbriche Culturali,
in collaboration with Future Education Modena and Modena City of Media Arts

  • Lectio Magistralis

    Tecnopolo di Modena- University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

    9.30-10.00: Greetings from the authorities and Opening

    10.00-10.15: Introduction to AIxDH projects by Prof. Rita Cucchiara, Artificial Intelligence Research and Innovation Center, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

    10.15-11.15 Lectio Magistralis:

    • Prof. Mubarak Shah – Center for Research in Computer Vision, University of Central Florida 
      “Open-World Semi-Supervised Learning”
    • Prof. Alberto del Bimbo, Media Integration and Communication Center, University of Florence 
      “AI Technology and Cultural Heritage: about Artificial Intelligence and Machines that See”

    11.15-11.45 Coffee Break

    11.45-12.45 Lectio Magistralis:

    • Dr. Enrica Filippi, Core Machine Learning, Google.com USA
      “AI for social good”
    • Prof. Maurizio Ferraris, University of Turin
      “Scienza Nuova: Humanities e Technology”

    12.45-13.15 Spotlight:

    • Dr. Marcella Cornia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia              “Retrieving Similar Faces from Paintings”
    • Dr. Silvia Cascianelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia   “Handwritten Text Recognition-Generation: from Ludovico Muratori and Giacomo Leopardi, to Now”
    • Dr. Lorenzo Baraldi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
      “From Image to Text. New forms of AI-Human Interaction”

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  • Workshops and Talk


    Dissemination workshops on Artificial Intelligence and Cultural Heritage, presented by the researchers involved in the AIxDH project (From UNIMORE and FEM) and other invited researchers working on connected topics:

    • Gaming with Personart
    • Gaming with LAM and Handwritten text recognition
    • Interacting with Universal Captioning and Robot in natural visual textual interfaces
    • Interacting with Virtual Reality Tours
    • Exploring Visual Arts with Neural Networks

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    Dissemination talk by Pablo Trincia and conversation with the speaker directed by Prof. Matteo Al Kalak (director of DhMoRe):
    Rivoluzione digitale. Le imprevedibili frontiere di un mondo connesso

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