On 15 April, AICA marked its 60th anniversary with the event ‘Digital, driver of social innovation’.
Giovanni Adorni, President of AICA, presented the commitment, the vision and mission of AICA in Italy. Among the guests was Luciano Floridi (Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Oxford University/Bologna University), who spoke about digital risks and opportunities in the infosphere, highlighting the development of a fair and sustainable society and the challenging aspects of a rapidly evolving digital transition. Ferruccio Resta, President of CRUI (Conference of Italian University Rectors) and Rector of the “Politecnico di Milano”, explained how the value of digital skills, STEM subjects and scientific and technological research are essential to face the challenges of the future.
During the event round table, the reinforcement of IT skills through ICDL certifications was discussed and the relationship between school education and work activity was highlighted. Topics included the gender gap in the digital transition, the ethical dimensions of blending digital and human values, robotics and technological development. Digital skills for businesses and public administrations were also addressed.
Watch the event on the YT AICA Channel (English subtitles available).