The 2023 Atena Donna Prize, dedicated to a woman who for the first time has reached a top role in her field, will be awarded on 6 June in the Sala della Protomoteca in Campidoglio to the Minister for Institutional Reforms Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, the first woman elected president of the Senate. On the same occasion Francesca Lo Schiavo, three times Oscar winner for scenography, an example for all women for having been able to achieve incredible goals also at an international level, will receive the special prize for ten years of Atena Donna, the space within the Foundation chaired by Carla Vittoria Maira and dedicated to women’s health with the aim of spreading the culture of prevention.
The Atena Roma 2023 Award, dedicated to commitment in the field of research, will be presented to Silvio Garattini, Italian oncologist, pharmacologist and researcher, president and founder of the ‘Mario Negri’ Institute for Pharmacological Research. The Atenainnova prize will then be awarded, the recognition chaired by Matteo Tanzilli and dedicated to innovation in the field of research: to receive it the oncologist and researcher Francesca del Bufalo. The meeting, presented as always by Milly Carlucci, was awarded the medal of the President of the Republic and the Minister of Justice Carlo Nordio will be present.
The awarding of the prizes will be followed by a scientific reflection on artificial intelligence entitled ‘Dialogue on thoughts and algorithms’. Giulio Maira, founder and president of the Atena Foundation, and Silvia Calandrelli, director of Riai Cultura ed Educational, will discuss this issue. To moderate the Sky Tg24 journalist Tonia Cartolano.
“We will investigate a particularly fascinating and extremely topical theme: artificial intelligence is changing the world and our life would no longer be possible without it, even if the human brain, capable of emotions, creativity and conscience, remains unsurpassed – explains Maira – but it is It is necessary that artificial intelligence enters our life without distorting it but preserving the overall balance of the world and the freedom and dignity of man”.
“Rai, which has always been attentive to technological innovation, can help provide the skills needed to understand on what basis today’s artificial intelligence systems work, in what directions they are evolving, what the opportunities and dangers associated with them are. There is a lot of talk about artificial intelligence – underlines Calandrelli – but the media attention on the subject is not enough, the quality of the debate is also needed. It is precisely on this aspect that Rai Cultura tries to work and will continue to work in the future”. The initiative was also granted the patronage of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Health, the Lazio Region and Rome Capital.
The Atena Foundation, established in 2001 by Professor Maira with the aim of promoting research and disseminating knowledge in the field of Neuroscience, is developing the study of an innovative therapy for the treatment of malignant brain tumors, in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Health and the Gemelli Foundation. Atena Donna, the space dedicated to women’s health within the Foundation, also continued the meetings in Italian prisons, the last few days in San Vittore in Milan offering free cardiological screenings thanks to the collaboration of Patrizia Presbitero and prevention appointments gynecology with Daniela Botta.
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