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 launched together with the former French President and Honorary 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 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 (2002). 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.

Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy[edit]

Together with Valéry Giscard d’Estaing he founded Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy that they presented 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] The medal was first awarded in 1997 to mark the 600th anniversary of the university's re-foundation to Pope John Paul II.[11]

In September 2012, during the negotiations regarding the EU budget for 2014–2020, Baracchi Bonvicini and Giscard d’Estaing together with the 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 and published by numerous European newspapers including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,[12] El País,[13] Il Sole 24 Ore[14] and The Irish Times.[15]

REIsearch[edit]

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,[16][17] a non-profit initiative co-funded by the European Commission, Nokia, Elsevier, and other Atomium partners.[18][19][20][21] The aim is to connect researchers and policy makers on topics linked to scientific research in order to promote evidence-based policy making. After the launch Jean-Claude Juncker declared: "Innovation and new scientific discoveries are improving people's lives and making our economy more competitive. Science should be open and freed from its traditional ivory tower; to be discussed, submitted to critique and fed with new perspectives. That's why I warmly welcome efforts such as the REIsearch initiative to inspire fresh ideas about how to solve some of our society's most pressing problems".[22]

In the first three years of activity REIsearch has focused on specific subject areas such as Chronic Diseases, in collaboration with European Commission's DG Sante, Next Generation Internet and Digital Skills, in collaboration with DG Connect, reaching hundreds of thousands of European citizens with its media campaigns and surveys.

AI4People[edit]

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,[23][24] a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together key actors interested in shaping the social impact of new applications of AI, such academics, civil society organisations and the founding members Audi, Elsevier, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intesa SanPaolo, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.[25][26]

As result of the first year of activity 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.[27][28][29][30][31] This work served as inspiration to the European Commission and guided the identification of the 7 Key Requirements for a Trustworthy AI presented by the Commission in April 2019.[32][33][34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy". Atomium.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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". www.uam.es.
  8. ^ "Persconferentie: (Public Launch of the First Permanent Platform for European Excellence, Brussel". www.parlement.com.
  9. ^ "Kalendarz - Jagiellonian University". www.uj.edu.pl.
  10. ^ "Commendation".
  11. ^ "PLUS RATIO QUAM VIS".
  12. ^ "Atomium Culture: Ein Appell For a European Consciousness. For a More Competitive Europe". FAZ.NET.
  13. ^ Márquez, Felipe González; d'Estaing, Valéry Giscard; Bonvicini, Michelangelo Baracchi (10 September 2012). "Por una conciencia europea" – via elpais.com.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "Un'Europa più cosciente e competitiva - Il Sole 24 Ore".
  15. ^ "Education and innovation key to prosperity, says EU body".
  16. ^ m.b.H., STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft. "Koordinierter Kampf gegen chronische Krankheiten".
  17. ^ País, El (27 April 2016). "Un puente entre ciudadanos, investigadores y políticas en salud" – via elpais.com.
  18. ^ "Wyborcza.pl". wyborcza.pl.
  19. ^ Libre.be, La. "REIsearch, une passerelle nécessaire entre citoyens, chercheurs et décideurs politiques".
  20. ^ "Participez à l'enquête en ligne: Combien de temps aimeriez-vous vivre ?". 6 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Want to have a say in European health policy? Take our survey".
  22. ^ Elsevier. "REIsearch platform connects researchers with citizens, media and policymakers".
  23. ^ AI4People. "AI4People".
  24. ^ Oxford Internet Institute. "The Year of Floridi".
  25. ^ Digital Ethics Lab. "AI4P: Europe's first global forum on the social impact of AI".
  26. ^ smuhana (14 June 2018). "High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence". Shaping Europe’s digital future - European Commission. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  27. ^ "AI4People's Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society | Atomium-EISMD". Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  28. ^ 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.
  29. ^ "AI4People—An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations".
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ "Semantic Scholar - AI4People - An ethical framework for a good AI society". S2CID 199434252. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  32. ^ "European Commission – Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI". Shaping Europe’s digital future - European Commission. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  33. ^ "Politecnico Milano - AI4People – An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations" (PDF).
  34. ^ adham. "AI4People: Europe's first global forum on the social impact of AI". Digital Ethics Lab. Retrieved 5 April 2020.

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