16/Mar/2021 09:30 - 11:00

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AI Keynote



  • Paolo Giorgini, Director of the department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

Greetings from authorities

Chair: Giulia Boato, professor at DISI

  • Paolo Collini, Rector of University of Trento
  • Fausto Manzana, President of Confindustria (confederation of industries) in Trento
  • General of Division Ivano Maccani, Trentino – Alto Adige Regional Commander of Guardia di Finanza (Italian financial police)
  • Franco Ianeselli, Mayor of the municipality of Trento
  • Mirko Bisesti, Councilor of Education, University and Culture of the Province of Trento

Presentation of all scheduled events

  • Vincenzo D’Andrea, ICT DAYS coordinator

Science and art, data and gut feeling

  • Keynote lecture by Linda Leopold (Head of Responsible AI & Data H&M Group, Sweden)

Chair: Giuseppe Riccardi, professor at DISI

Any conversation about artificial intelligence today will inevitably touch upon ethics and responsibility. How can we best use this powerful technology as a force for good, to benefit both people and our planet? And how do we make sure that it doesn’t become a mirror of existing prejudices and inequalities in our societies?
Linda Leopold will share the story of how a global fashion company put ethics and sustainability at the center of its AI journey – seeing AI as a tool that amplifies, rather than replaces, all the human intelligence, knowledge, and creativity in the organization.

About the speaker

Linda Leopold is Head of Responsible AI & Data at global fashion retailer H&M Group, where she leads the company’s work on sustainable and ethical artificial intelligence and data. She joined the AI department at H&M Group in 2018, after many years in the media industry. She is a former Editor-in-Chief at the critically acclaimed fashion and culture magazine Bon, and the author of two non-fiction books. She has been a columnist for Scandinavia’s biggest financial newspaper and has worked as an innovation strategist at the intersection of fashion and tech. Her passion lies in merging fashion and culture with science and technology.