Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini

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M. Baracchi Bonvicini and V. Giscard d'Estaing
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini, Honorary President and President of Atomium-EISMD

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini is president of Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy, which was launched together with former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing on 27 November 2009 at the European Parliament.[1]

Early life[edit]

Baracchi Bonvicini was born in London and grew up in Italy. He graduated in history at the University of Bologna.[2] He reported on the war in Kosovo (1999) for the Italian editorial group Quotidiano Nazionale[3] from Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro. He also reported from Israel and Palestine the second Intifada.[citation needed] He wrote for the Italian newspaper Libero (2003) from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, following the US invasion of Afghanistan. In 2003 he published Sognando Gerusalemme[4][5][6] resulting from his reporting from Israel and Palestine in 2002.

Career[edit]

Together with Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Baracchi Bonvicini founded Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy in November 2009 at the European Parliament in Brussels, together with twenty-two rectors and presidents from the partner universities.[7][8]

In 2011, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing received the medal "Plus Ratio Quam Vis" from the Polish university Jagiellonian University for "their contribution to the European academic community by founding the institute".[9][10]

In September 2012, during the negotiations regarding the EU budget for 2014–2020, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing together with former prime minister of Spain Felipe González Márquez, jointly signed the appeal "For a European Consciousness, For a More Competitive Europe", asking EU member states to increase the budget for research and innovation. The appeal was sent to all European prime ministers and head of governments.[11][12][13]

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini and Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Commission

In 2016, Baracchi Bonvicini promoted together with Massimo Marchiori the set-up of REIsearch,[14][15] a non-profit initiative co-funded by the European Commission, Nokia, Elsevier, and other Atomium partners.[16][17][18][19] The aim is to connect researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research in order to promote evidence-based policy making.[20] REIsearch has focused on chronic diseases, next generation internet] and digital skills.

Michelangelo Baracchi Bonvicini and Tony Blair at the European Parliament in November 2018 for the presentation of the "AI4 People's Ethical Framework for a good AI Society"

Under the auspices of Atomium-EISMD, in 2018 Baracchi Bonvicini and Luciano Floridi promoted AI4People,[21][22] a forum bringing together key actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI.[23][24] AI4People presented at the European Parliament the "AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations" during the "Towards a Good AI Society Summit" opened by Tony Blair.[25][26][27][28][29] This work guided the identification of 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.[30][31][32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "27/11/2009 Official launch of platform for European excellence". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy". Atomium.
  3. ^ "Quotidiano Net – Notizie in tempo reale". Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ Baracchi Bonvicini, Michelangelo (28 March 2018). "Sognando Gerusalemme" – via sbn.it.
  5. ^ "Sognando Gerusalemme - Feltrinelli".
  6. ^ "Sognando Gerusalemme - Libreria Universitaria".
  7. ^ "Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Atomium Culture". uam.es.
  8. ^ "Persconferentie: (Public Launch of the First Permanent Platform for European Excellence, Brussel". parlement.com.
  9. ^ "Kalendarz - Jagiellonian University". uj.edu.pl.
  10. ^ "Commendation".
  11. ^ "Atomium Culture: Ein Appell For a European Consciousness. For a More Competitive Europe". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 20 September 2012.
  12. ^ Márquez, Felipe González; d'Estaing, Valéry Giscard; Bonvicini, Michelangelo Baracchi (10 September 2012). "Por una conciencia europea". El País.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "Education and innovation key to prosperity, says EU body". The Irish Times.
  14. ^ m.b.H., STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft. "Koordinierter Kampf gegen chronische Krankheiten".
  15. ^ "Un puente entre ciudadanos, investigadores y políticas en salud". El País. 27 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Co sprawi, że zmienisz styl życia na zdrowszy? [Cykl "Jak się czujesz" CZĘŚĆ 1.]". Gazeta Wyborcza.
  17. ^ Libre.be, La. "REIsearch, une passerelle nécessaire entre citoyens, chercheurs et décideurs politiques".
  18. ^ "Participez à l'enquête en ligne: Combien de temps aimeriez-vous vivre ?". 6 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Want to have a say in European health policy? Take our survey". The Irish Times.
  20. ^ Elsevier. "REIsearch platform connects researchers with citizens, media and policymakers".
  21. ^ AI4People. "AI4People".
  22. ^ Oxford Internet Institute. "The Year of Floridi".
  23. ^ Digital Ethics Lab. "AI4P: Europe's first global forum on the social impact of AI".
  24. ^ smuhana (14 June 2018). "High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence". Shaping Europe’s digital future - European Commission. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  25. ^ "AI4People's Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society | Atomium-EISMD". Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  26. ^ Floridi, Luciano; Cowls, Josh; Beltrametti, Monica; Chatila, Raja; Chazerand, Patrice; Dignum, Virginia; Luetge, Christoph; Madelin, Robert; Pagallo, Ugo; Rossi, Francesca; Schafer, Burkhard (1 December 2018). "AI4People—An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations". Minds and Machines. 28 (4): 689–707. doi:10.1007/s11023-018-9482-5. ISSN 1572-8641. PMC 6404626. PMID 30930541.
  27. ^ "AI4People—An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  28. ^ Floridi, Luciano; Cowls, Josh; Beltrametti, Monica; Chatila, Raja; Chazerand, Patrice; Dignum, Virginia; Luetge, Christoph; Madelin, Robert; Pagallo, Ugo; Rossi, Francesca; Schafer, Burkhard (6 November 2018). "AI4People - An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations". Minds and Machines. Rochester, NY. 28 (4): 689–707. doi:10.1007/s11023-018-9482-5. PMC 6404626. PMID 30930541. SSRN 3284141.
  29. ^ "Semantic Scholar - AI4People - An ethical framework for a good AI society". S2CID 199434252. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  30. ^ "European Commission – Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI". Shaping Europe’s digital future - European Commission. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. ^ "Politecnico Milano - AI4People – An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  32. ^ adham. "AI4People: Europe's first global forum on the social impact of AI". Digital Ethics Lab. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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