Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
We are working on specific aspects Human – Centered AI, particular how the interaction between machine and the human can foster this vision of AI for human. We think that without clearly understanding of natural languages there cannot be a real interaction between machines and humans. Working in this direction is not only useful, it is necessary.
We would like to build, as I said, machines that are able to properly interact with humans. There is a long way in this direction and we are discussing in these days about next steps for this vision. Particularly, we are interested in several aspects. First of all, multilinguality. Europe is made of countries with several languages, we don’t want that there is just one language which is the reference, we want to push a research and technology for all the languages. This opens big issues, because not all languages have the same number of speakers, not each language is equally important, but we think that language is really necessary in order to preserve cultural aspects of each country and each community.
The blue sky project is a machine able to interact, to conversate on several issues without being too much forced on a specific domain on a specific language, trying to mirror as much as possible what humans do among them.