Professor Edmondo Grassi (Italy-Canada Study Center) participates in the ICCC Business Forum on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the challenges of sustainable development will be the focus of the third edition of the Business Forum on Artificial Intelligence organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada (ICCC) on November 18th and 19th.

Sustainability and the transition to a circular economy are central themes of political agendas across the globe, including Europe, Italy and Canada. The Italy-Canada Study Centre ( will be part of the roundtable with a focus on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence, through the experience of Professor Edmondo Grassi, professor at the San Raffaele Telematic University and member of the Italy-Canada Study Centre's Scientific and Technical Committee.

The ethical approach to artificial intelligence, in order to reduce the risk of bias and inequalities produced by algorithms, is to be considered among the objectives of sustainability of the century, understood as equal access to technology, guarantees and protections. In this perspective, Artificial Intelligence is an excellent accelerator and facilitator of the transition to a sustainable development model that protects economic growth and simultaneously the resources available to new generations.

For some supply chains, sustainability and AI have acquired a peculiar and strategic meaning, also due to the new production and management requirements imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, just think of the issue of health. Digital health is undoubtedly among the sectors that have seen the most significant experiences and developments in the last year. Moreover, Canada is putting the dialogue on the great issues of the future at the center of the discussion, thanks to an ecosystem extremely sensitive to the theme of sustainable development, which is translated into concrete resources, actions and initiatives.

The two days of conferences will also see moments of matchmarking dedicated to facilitate the comparison, the exchange of best practices, the identification of business development potential between Italy and Canada on the theme of AI as a tool to facilitate the transition towards a more sustainable development, particularly in the strategic sectors of health, energy and circular economy, mobility.

Participating in the forum are journalists, Canadian and Italian leaders, universities, research centers, start-ups, SMEs and large companies from the world of AI including: Sara Moraca, Journalist; Désirée Tremblay, INNOVÉE; Pietro Leo, IBM Italia; Nathalie Ouimet, Montréal InVivo; Maurizio Sobrero, Bologna Business School; Edmondo Grassi, San Raffaele University; Michele Colajanni, UniBo; Sanzio Bassini, IFAB / Cineca; Marcel Labelle, Cybereco; Marianna Simeone, Déléguée du Québec à Rome; Silvia Costantini, Consul General of Italy; Ruben Sacerdoti, Region of Emilia Romagna: Danielle Virone, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada.

The full 3-day program can be found at:

To participate, registration is required at the following address:
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