Oriana Persico

A robotics engineer, hacker, interaction designer, TED Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, and World Yale Fellow. A digital communication and inclusion expert and cyber-ecologist. The artistic duo Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico observes the mutations of human beings and societies due to the advent of ubiquitous networks and technologies. Between poetics and politics, bodies and architectures, squats and revolutionary business models, the couple promotes a vision of the world in which art is the glue that connects science, politics, and economics. They are the authors of global performances, publications, and works on exhibit all over the world. They teach and have teached courses such as Near Future, "Transmedia and Interaction Design" in several universities such as ISIA School of Design in Florence, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts and IED. They are the founders of the research center HER – Human Ecosystems Relazioni, based in Rome since 2016, and of the international network AOS – Art is Open Source, dedicated to the interconnections between art, science, and technology. More info on: www.he-r.it // www.artisopensource.net


Speeches of Oriana Persico

IAQOS, an open source, neighbourhood Artificial Intelligence

What is, exactly an Artificial Intelligence designed explicitly for neighbourhoods? To answer this question we have created IAQOS, an AI which dedicated to relations and communities by using methods for natural interaction (voice, gesture, body, images, computer vision, possibility to massively use different languages), and we have brought is in the most multi-cultural neighbourhood of the city of Rome: Torpignattara. The results so far have been exciting: a new role for AI, as the enabler of high quality relations across cultures; a new inclusive and accessible culture of data, in which data is not an extractive phenomenon, but a participatory, inclusive one.

Speech language: Italian


Government, Etica dei dati e privacy, Legal Aspects, Open data, Digital Humanities, Sensors and Data Acquisition, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Data Visualization



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