Module 1

MODULE 1 – The European Union’s human-centered approach towards AI. (PCTO)

30 hours per academic year
intensive mode
recipients: high school students and teachers in order to train young people on the following topics:

The European approach to excellence and trust in AI;
Ethical guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence;
Policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy AI;
Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (ALTAI);
Social implications in the use of artificial intelligence.
Ethical issues related to artificial intelligence in its social and economic implications as defined by the European Union;
Problems of the “platform society”: use of big data and aspects of responsibility in external communication, with reference to the type of target to which the communication is addressed.


Buth-AI: The European Union’s human-centered approach to A.I.

In the context of the latest generation digital evolution,Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerges as the common thread that weaves together innovation and unprecedented possibilities. The PCTO (Transversal Skills and Orientation Path) entitled The European Union’s human-centered approach to A.I., created within the Buth-AI project at the Link University, focused on this theme.
During the 30 hours foreseen by the activity, theoretical, laboratory and discussion moments alternated.
The students of the Seneca scientific high school in Rome, guided by teachers and tutors, critically confronted this new, sophisticated and undoubtedly revolutionary technology.

Artificial intelligence is proposed as a disruptive technology that intends to improvehuman-machine interaction, with significant repercussions in every sector, from health to mobility, from education to finance, not to mention the effects on production processes.
The primary objective was to accompany students in reflection about the need and possibilities of trustworthy AI. Among the topics that most interested the students was the one relating to the challenges that an AI capable of guaranteeing a human-centric approach must respond to,  the ethical use of AI, and its repercussions in communication and social media.

The PCTO saw the alternation of various professors from the Link University who presented the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. In the first two days, the introductory questions aimed at:

  • frame the importance and need for critical reflection on AI developments (Stefania Capogna);
  • illustrate the legal implications connected to its implementation (Flavia Zorzi);
  • show the similarities and differences with respect to human intelligence (Eugenio De Gregorio);
  • explain the fields of application and the related evolutionary scenarios in different fields (Francesco Niglia)

Subsequently, professor Maria Chiara De Angelis and tutor Sergio Pappagallo led the two workshop days. In this protected space, the students were confronted with various case studies and applications of AI. Divided into six mixed groups, they had the opportunity to choose between seven case studies in which AI is applied, grouped into the following four fields:

  1. Health
  2. Work
  3. Education
  4. Education

Each group developed and presented a project around one of the proposed cases. From the development of autonomous vehicles to computer-assisted medical diagnosis, from more intuitive human-machine interactions to the creation of artificially generated content, students saw first-hand how AI is shaping the present and future world.


  • Automated Healthcare App
  • Perugia, artificial intelligence to study Alzheimer’s
  • The Revolutionary Algorithm for the Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s


  • Strategheion and hiring through theA
  • Humanyze and workplace surveillance


  • Minerva High School and the optimization of the school
  • Khanmigo, the Virtual Tutor.

Below, the presentations of the winning groups:

Humanyze and surveillance
in the workplace

Perugia: artificial intelligence
to study Alzheimer's

Healthcare App

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