For a Human-Centered AI

Matteo Serra

Physicist and science communicator, head of  “CittadinI per la ScienzA” (CISA) project, call “Comunicatori STAR della scienza” – Provincia Autonoma di Trento.

Contributor of “Le Scienze”, “la Repubblica” and other scientific magazines.

Master degree (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Theoretical Physics, University of Cagliari.

Master course “La scienza nella pratica giornalistica” (2016), Sapienza University of Rome.

Fellow of Erice International Science Journalism School (2018).

Member of the association SWIM – Science Writers in Italy (since 2018).

Author's articles

  • May 18, 2023
    The thousand pieces of the glass
    The "CheEntropia!" project, promoted by ITT M. Buonarroti of Trento with FBK, has led not only to awareness and attention to an irreversible natural process such as entropy, but also to the creative creation of an ad hoc short film signed by the students of the schools involved, viewable at the end of this article.
  • December 9, 2020
    Seeing the invisible with the “FastGhost” quantum microscope
    A new research project funded by the European Union, whose partners also include FBK, aims to create a cutting-edge microscopy technique that will lead to important applications
  • October 27, 2020
    Diabetes and artificial intelligence: from citizens to research
    A collaboration between a diabetic patient and the FBK eHealth research group stemmed from the "La bottega della Scienza" project, which gathers scientific research proposals advanced by citizens and involves schools.
  • September 16, 2020
    “PRINCIPIA”, a new peer-review platform is here
    A group of Italian researchers has advanced a chainblock-based platform, which aims to reform the scientific publications system, restoring the centrality of academia over journal publishers
  • July 1, 2020
    The 2020 edition of “Scienza ad ore sei” has wrapped up
    The five events of the science café series can still be viewed on Youtube
  • June 15, 2020
    Irrefutable uncertainties
    A study published in "Nature", with two FBK researchers involved, investigated the extent to which different research groups can reach different conclusions by analyzing the same data
  • April 15, 2020
    Fighting fake news on Covid-19: unity is strength
    The FBK research group CoMuNe Lab, which recently created a platform for monitoring tweets about coronavirus, has launched an open call to scientists and experts for support in data analysis. This is sheer "open science"
  • March 24, 2020
    RISS, the Italian network of Science Shops
    The Italian Network of Science Shops is born: it unites realities which collect and carry on ideas for scientific research proposed by citizens
  • July 17, 2019
    Ada Lovelace and women in computer science
    Not everyone knows that British mathematician Ada Lovelace was among the pioneers of computer science. Today, however, the percentage of women who study or work in this area is still very low
  • April 8, 2019
    “La bottega della scienza”: a special day
    Citizens, researchers and schools come together to carry out a scientific research project
  • February 14, 2019
    The sociology of gravitational waves
    At what speed do the "social ripples" produced by a great scientific discovery move? A book describes the exemplary case of gravitational waves
  • November 6, 2018
    Antonino Picciotto deals with developing silicon devices for industrial and research applications at Povo-based FBK. He signed one of his studies with Gérard Mourou, the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • September 24, 2018
    A rather special boutique
    We visited the "Boutique des sciences" in Lyon, one of the most interesting landmarks in the European landscape of "Science Shops", organizations that carry out scientific research on behalf of civil society
  • August 14, 2018
    The Quantum Challenges of the Future
    Between revolutionary applications and theoretical problems still unresolved, quantum mechanics is running fast towards new ambitious goals. Above all, quantum computers
  • June 7, 2018
    Exclusive interview with Piero Angela: “Our future? It’s like a chess game”
    Technology is revolutionizing our society profoundly, with discoveries that would once have been considered science fiction. According to Piero Angela, the ongoing revolution also entails many risks, especially for young people
  • May 29, 2018
    Lifestyles and nutrition: the challenges of the future
    Professor Luigi Fontana illustrated, at FBK, the most effective strategy to keep physical and mental well-being. The ingredients are three: healthy nutrition, physical activity and cognitive training
  • May 10, 2018
    Science at six o’clock: ethical and technological challenges of artificial intelligence and health
    A big audience at MUSE for "Would you let a robot treat you?", the fourth event of the "Science at six o'clock" series of meetings, which saw the participation of Giuseppe Jurman from FBK and Carlo Casonato from the University of Trento
  • May 9, 2018
    Would you let a robot treat you?
    Wednesday, May 9 at MUSE "Science at 6 o'clock" returns: the series of science happy hours featuring researchers from the University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Edmund Mach Foundation and MUSE - with the coordination of the Autonomous Province of Trento - called to discuss with the public on current scientific topics
  • April 18, 2018
    Science on sale
    We met in Bonn Norbert Steinhaus, one of the managers of the city's "Science shop", a structure able to mediate between the needs of citizens and those of different local stakeholders
  • March 22, 2018
    “Science at 6 o’clock” starts with a sprint
    The MUSE Café hosted the first event, dedicated to glyphosate, of the series of science happy hours. The event was attended by over seventy people
  • March 7, 2018
    Is space curiosity or business?
    At the opening of the Co.Scienza festival, the president of the Italian Space Agency Roberto Battiston and the science popularizer Adrian Fartrade were the protagonists of a lively debate about the ultimate goal of space exploration
  • March 5, 2018
    Going to the Theater in the City of Electrons
    The project for schools, which aims to create a scientific and informative text, has come to life: at the end of a thrilling challenge, the work of the "Maffei" high school in Riva del Garda, which described the physics of semiconductors in a theatrical key, has been awarded the prize
  • August 24, 2017
    How to Shield us From Fake News, According to Paolo Attivissimo
    The journalist specializing in ICT and well-known fake news "huntsman" has unveiled to an audience of young students the tricks to spot online fake news