From 11 to 14 October the Internet Festival 2018 comes to Pisa, the largest event in Italy for digital innovation, its major players and the future of the web. Now at its eighth edition, the event is trying to move away from the mainstream approach to the issue, and to talk about the digital world in all its aspects, looking at opportunities, critical elements and trends.
The key word of the event is #intelligence, understood as the search for smart, efficient and sustainable solutions: the filter that makes sense of the present and through which one can plan the future.
Artificial intelligence and new rights, Blockchains, Datacracy, Gamebox, Book(e)book and Cybersecurity are some of the areas being looked at this year.
A lot of space is also set aside for companies, the public administration and the world of work, and there is no lack of incursions into sport, theatre, cinema and sensory food and wine, thanks to a panel of speakers who are more varied than ever.
Also available to visitors are T-tours, educational and training opportunities to learn your way around the Internet and technology through games, laboratories and tutorials
Standing out amongst these are the writers Alessandro Baricco and Marco Malvaldi, mass media expert Derrick De Kerckhove, computer fraud expert Umberto Rapetto, hoax hunter David Puente, activist-blogger Hossein Derakshan and director of the Cambridge University Psychometrics Centre, Vesselin Popov.
There are also the football coaches Cesare Prandelli and Carolina Morace, the young YouTuber Elisa Maino and the sociologist Chiara Saraceno, who talks about online hatred. Also available to visitors are T-tours, educational and training opportunities to learn your way around the Internet through games, laboratories, workshops, tutorials, exhibitions and interactive conferences for all ages.
After the success of the most recent editions, the show promises to be even fuller of ideas and reflections on the digital world, to be understood with #intelligence to win its challenges.
© Antonio Viscido
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