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Discussion at this event focused on the prospects, potential, state of the art and challenges associated with the extensive use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the healthcare sector. The growing amount of data available to the medical sector, along with the emergence of new AI systems, is making it possible to mine those data for elements capable of improving healthcare as well as accelerating research and development in the sector itself.
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The group focused on understanding the role of science in society, in particular following the Covid-19 crisis, that has put science front and center in decision-making. In this context, we have moved from the pandemic to a pandemonium.
Progress in the field of medicine and improvements in the quality of life are making for longer life-expectancies; according to UN estimates, by the end of 2050, over-65ers will have surpassed under-25ers in number. This concerns Europe in particular and especially Italy, but also involves other countries such as China, which at the start of 2023 saw its birthrate drop for the first time since the 1960s and where the median age by 2050 will be 51 (higher than Italy’s is now).
Democracy is beginning to falter – not least, and above all because, it is so inefficient. A democracy that cannot decide cannot satisfy one of its own basic prerequisites. Western political systems have been in crisis for years, and are now having to face competition from autocracies.
The Italian energy system managed to weather the perfect storm of 2022 generated by the spike in gas prices following the Ukraine war and the simultaneous reduction in hydroelectricity production caused by drought. That was made possible by replacing Russian gas with supplies from other sources.