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Artificial intelligence, Italy proposes a plan
The European Commission puts forward a European approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics. It should deal with technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects to boost EU's research and industrial capacity and to put AI at the service of European citizens and economy. Italy has appointed in 2019 a group of 30 experts to set up a national strategy for AI. This document containes about 80 propositions formulated by the groups of experts to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. Ansa Mise PDF
Women in the STEM workforce
Women are still already a minority in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professions. A new report from The Australian Academy of Science has found the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing them further to the margins. In Italy, recent data (2019) show the following situation: women generally have a higher education compared to men (in Italy, among graduated students, girls are 56% of the total). However if we consider graduated in STEM only, we have a male/female ratio of 59/41 at graduation level, a 64/36 ratio among researchers and a 81/19 ratio among full professors. Here the recent document “Donne per un Nuovo Rinascimento” by the Task Force set up by the Italian Dipartimento per le Pari Opportunità. gov.it PDF
Attention: the dates have changed. The conference will take place in the end of October (27th-30th).
International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures.
A successful kick off meeting of newly launched FETOPEN project PHEMTRONICS
The 26th June marked the successful kick-off meeting of the European Commission H2020 FETOPEN project PHEMTRONICS (grant agreement No 899598), coordinated by the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Italian National Council of Research that engages 8 partners from Germany, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Romania, France.
H2020 FETOPEN PHEMTRONICS heralds a new era in the fields of mobile communications, optical computing, ultrafast athermal switching for neuromorphic computation, tuneable nanopixel displays, covering the whole value chain, from a novel class of plasmonic phase-change materials, to fabrication, design, modelling tools and integration to new device architectures.
Within this context, PHEMTRONICS aims at delivering innovative ultrafast phase-change switches, dynamically reconfigurable antennas and adaptive multiple-band detectors surpassing the current paradigms of speed, energy and frequencies.