The first master’s degree course in Italy to address the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has started in the Università Europea di Roma, with the essential contribution of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale chaired by Professor Emmanuele F.M. Emanuele, who promoted the course. This unique multidisciplinary training course addresses the issues and the opportunities related to the development and dissemination of AI in our society (Blockchain, IoT, smart contracts, etc.).
The master’s degree course is distinguished by its highly innovative syllabus focused of the legal, ethical and anthropological aspects posed by AI.
Professor Alberto M. Gambino, vice-chancellor of the Università Europea di Roma and Director of the Master’s Degree, said “6 out of 10 jobs will change in the next 5 years (Forum on future work and new skills organized by Sole 24 ore in association with EY 2019). Technological innovations and AI represent exceptional opportunities for the evolution of human resources and the world of work in general. Aware of this and of our specific academic competence on these subjects, we have added to our training offer a master’s degree, which is one of a kind in Italy, that enables youths to govern the complex processes and implications of AI.”
Chairman Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele affirmed, “As Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale we are delighted to have proposed and supported an ambitious and state-of-the-art project such as that of the Università Europea di Roma focused on studying Artificial Intelligence. We have always placed the development, wellbeing and prosperity of man at the centre of all the activities we support. Training the new generations in such strategic yet delicate issues such as Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence constitutes a further contribution to the development of a better society. Moreover, this project proves that the ongoing cooperation between the Università Europea di Roma and Fondazione Terzo PiIastro – Internazionale, which started in the academic year 2017/2018 with the PhD in ‘Persona e benessere, fra diritto, etica e psicologia (People’s wellbeing between ethics, law and psychology), has been fruitful.”