Full Professor of Computer Science Orebro University

Alessandro Saffiotti is full professor of Computer Science at Orebro University, Sweden, where he leads the AASS Cognitive Robotic Systems Lab. He has been active in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for more than 30 years. He has published more than 200 scientific papers, which pioneered the field of integrating AI and Robotics and received more than 10,000 citations for an h-index of 53 (data from Google Scholar). He has participated in 18 EU projects on AI and Robotics, as well as many national projects, and has been expert advisor for the European Commission. He has been director of euRobotics, the European robotics association, and scientific manager of AI4EU, the EU landmark project to develop the European AI platform and ecosystem. He is a member of AAAI, a senior member of IEEE, and a fellow of EurAI, the European Association for AI.


The course will provide an introductory overview of the various existing AI techniques, putting them into an historical context
which is essential to understand how we arrived to the recent sensational exploit of AI applications and what can we expect from the near future. We will discuss industrial applications with their opportunities and challenges, touching also on some social, economic and ethic implications which will be deepened in other courses. A specific focus will be on the interaction between AI and robotics, given the relevance of artificial intelligence applications for manufacturing and industrial automation.


Artificial Intelligence for Business