Information Technology (IT) is significantly impacting on our daily life. The perception of the world around us, our interactions as well as the understanding we have of our existence and our responsibilities are going through a radical transformation. Figuring out the extent to which artificial intelligence is actually improving our lives and the ability of digital technologies to lay the foundation for a new didactic approach, are just two examples of the unresolved issues at the center of the scheduled debates. Given the importance the topic has for the future, the views of scientists will be enriched with those of other specialists so as to give us some fresh insight on what really matters today.
Stefano Moriggi is specialized in theory and models of rationality, foundations of probability and American pragmatism. Lecturer at the University of Brescia, Parma, at the University of Milan and at the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), he is known to the general public mainly thanks to the TV broadcast E se domani. Moriggi writes the column About Human Being for the scientific journal Newton. Among his publications there are Perché la tecnologia ci rende umani (with Nicoletti, 2009) and Connessi. Beati quelli che sapranno pensare con le macchine (2014).
Carey Jewitt is Professor of Learning and Technology at the University College London (UCL) and the director of UCL Knowledge Lab, a research center that undertakes leading interdisciplinary digital research and design in education and beyond, including research on games and playful learning, smart technologies, creativity and coding, digital cultures and media literacy, multimodal interaction, and designing for diversity. She has conducted over 20 national and international funded research projects. She is the founding editor of the journal Visual Communication and editor board member of several scientific journals. Jewitt is the author of the first ever textbook on multimodal research Introducing Multimodality (2016).