Innovation, CEO Aindo: “Yes to generative Artificial Intelligence but man is at the center”

Engineer Daniele Panfilo: “The generation of synthetic data helps in medicine and anti-fraud, but services and products are designed with people’s needs in mind”

The debate on the last step of the‘Artificial intelligenceL’Generative Artificial Intelligencewhich has become popular with the explosion of image-making apps and services advanced chats but also new technological frontiers based on synthetic data. Perimeters which, together with many opportunities, also open up new risks in a healthy relationship between ‘man and machine’. And, in a picture like this, “the theme of human-centric Ai is central”, an artificial intelligence that always puts man at the centre. This was revealed by Daniele Panfilo, co-founder and CEO of Aindothe Italian startup of SISSA specialized in synthetic data and founded, in 2018, together with Panfilo also by Sebastiano Saccani (Head of R&D) and Borut Svara (Cto), all Artificial Intelligence specialists of the International School of Advanced Studies of Trieste.

The theme on the table, observes Panfilo – an engineer with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence – is therefore the one that is continuously debated: advantages but also risks for people’s lives. Technological innovations can in fact produce predictive analyzes for cancer patients or new frontiers of anti-fraud but also chatbots that produce elegant texts or completely artificial images and portraits, therefore with the risk of being misleading. Text-to-images are also spreading on the innovation market, which contribute to marketing processes or the creation of content, but also deep fakes, i.e. videos or photos that create – in a totally artificial way – situations in which the real person is ‘portrayed ‘ has never been found and the risk is to spread ‘false truths’. From here Panfilo explains that at the heart of Aindo there are “generative Artificial Intelligence technologies – which are the basis of our business – or rather the generation of synthetic data. This new Ai allows us to develop solutions with a high social impact such as in the of medicine to increase, for example, the effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Ai is a useful innovation also in finance, in anti-fraud systems to make online payments more secure”.

But the CEO of Aindo underlines that “in the face of these opportunities, derived from the power of machine learning and the availability of data, risks also emerge”. For Panfilo “important issues are certainly that of privacy and security but also that of fair AI, or rather an Artificial Intelligence without bias and free from stereotypes”. “Finally, the theme of human-centric AI is central, in which products and services are designed with people’s needs in mind and are not, instead, guided solely by technological opportunities” continues the technologist. “The future we imagine at Aindo – adds the CEO – is a new era in which data and machine learning will be part of our daily life – because this is already happening – but in which the human being will remain to guide the relationship with cars”. And this, he finally observes, “will only be possible if citizens and institutions develop a profound awareness of the opportunities and risks of Artificial Intelligence”. (by Andreana d’Aquino)