Gabriele Rossi was born the 12th of July, 1959, in Milan. Scientist and entrepreneur, he graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Bocconi University, he is a MENSA member, Diagramma C.E.O. and Director of iLabs AI department.
In the field of Artificial Intelligence, his area of specialization, he pioneered the invention and business application of many technologies, including the following: chatbot, data compression, cryptography, models of cognitive processes, semantic search engine, pattern recognition, speech recognition, expert systems for automated customer care, expert systems for management and work-flow optimization, expert systems for automated financial trading.
In physics he proposed a completely discrete model of space-time that fully supports isomorphism with informational contents.
In mathematics he developed the theory of "Models of Reference", a non-standard computational approach designed to model cognitive processes.
In computer science he created Sistema I, the first Italian database, the core of several successful applications.
In medicine he created iMed, a framework for the objective measure of biological age, and argued for the widespread adoption of evidence based methods.
In philosophy he supported an extreme version of conventionalism and drew the implications of this view in all the relevant fields (ethics, aesthetics, social theory). He is a public supporter of transhumanism and Singularity.
In legal theory he set the core legal principles of a new society, based on the acceptance of conventionalism and devoted to the extension of human life-span.
In 2007 he published, with Antonella Canonico, the volume "Semi-Immortality. The indefinite extension of human life-span", manifesto of European transhumanism.
He is married to Antonella and has a daughter, Marta.
Raymond Kurzweil, inventor, scientist and enterpreneur. Born in New York February 12, 1948, he graduated in Computer Science and Literature from MIT. Defined "the restless genius" by the Wall Strett Journal, he is one of the most important inventor of his age and a prominent thinker on Singularity and related issues.
Kurzweil begins his exceptional career while still in high school, when he writes his first computer program that can recognize musical patterns, analyze the work of famous composers and synthesize new songs imitating their styles; during his B.A. years he creates Select College Consulting Program, a computer software matching high school students with colleges.
He pioneers technologies in pattern recognition and music synthesizer: his company, the Kurzweil Computer Products realizes the first commercial omni-font optical character recognition system - tha father of today's OCR - and the first text-to-speech synthesizer. Putting together the two innovations Ray creates a third invention, the famous Kurzweil Reading Machine, enabling blind people to understand a written text by having the machine read it to them aloud.
In the Eighties he creates a new generation of music synthesizers: the Kurzweil K250, unveiled in 1984, was the first machine capable of accurately duplicating the sounds of real instruments - for the first time, professional musicians become unable to tell the difference between the machine and a real grand piano.
Starting from the Nineties, Kurzweil becomes a widely known writer on Artificial Intelligence and technological trends: in particular, he is now considered a prominent futurist and one of the most important thinker on Singularity.
Co-founder of Singularity University, first speaker at the first, historical Singularity Summit at Stanford, winner of prizes such as the Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Technology and the Lemelson-MIT Prize, Raymond Kurzweil is widely recognized as one of the best mind in today's technology.
Married to Sonya, Ray has two children, Ethan and Amy.
Antonella Canonico was born the 12th of April, 1961, in Gavirate (Varese). Graduated in Psychology from University of Lubjana with a dissertation on the fear of death, she further specialized in the psychology of cognitive processes, PNL, meditation and mind-body relations. She is Director of iLabs psyconeurophysiology department.
She works in therapy - with a special focus on psycho-oncology - and research: pain management, hypnosis, PNL, meditation, tools and strategies for wellness and prevention, models of cognitive processes, psychology of emotions.
In 1996 she founds one of the first Italian online psychological counseling. In the mean time, she contributes through terapy to popularize the approach of psychoneurophysiology in Italy. In 2002 she creates Buddhamam, an advanced center for stress management and stress prevention, selected by “Future Concept Lab” as one of the six most innovative enterprises in the world in wellness-related business.
In 2008 she specializes on recent improvements in diagnostics and evidence-based medicine, contributing to the design of iMed, iLabs' estimator for mind-body efficiency and biological age. In 2009 she publishes “The Mind does not Lie - Everyday Psychoneurophysiology” as a result of more than a decade working on mind-body correlations.
She is one of the Technovisionaries 2010, recipient of the prestigious prize InterdisciplinariaMente for her research in psychology and stress management.
She is co-author, together with Gabriele Rossi, of “Semi-Immortality. The indefinite extension of human life-span.”, manifesto of European transhumanism.
She is married to Gabriele and has one daughter, Marta.
Aubrey de Grey, scientist. Born in London on April, 20, 1963, graduated in Computer Science from Cambridge, he is an expert in the field of gerontology. He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, which develops anti-ageing strategy according to the SENS agenda.
After graduation, de Grey works as a software engineer and AI researcher: he is co-founder of Man-Made Minions Ltd to pursue the development of an automated formal program verifier. It is Adelaide Carpenter, geneticist and his (future) wife met at a graduate party, that introduces Aubrey to the science of anti-ageing.
In 1999 he publishes The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging, containing his research on damage to mitochondria and senescence; thanks to this book, the University of Cambridge awards him a Ph.D., even if he is not registered as a Ph.D. student. Since 2005, he's been pursuing his research agenda according to the SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) project.
He is co-founder of SENS Foundation, a no-profit institution that "works to develop, promote and ensure widespread access to regenerative medicine solutions to the disabilities and diseases of ageing". The Foundation awards the prestigious Methuselah Mouse Prize to original research works that significantly extend the lifespan of mice.
In recent years, Aubrey de Grey published several articles in international scientific journals, including collaborations with important scientists in the field of biogerontology. Interviewed by news sources such as CBS 60 Minutes, BBC, The New York Times, Fortune, The Washington Post, TED, Popular Science, he is considered a prominent speaker on transhumanism and the scientific challenges of longevism.
He is married to Adelaide.
|The Stage 1 of the RoadMap to iLabs Singularity Summit is devoted to the transhumanist world. Humanity+ Chairman David Orban, representatives from the two Italian transhumanist associations, experts and researchers on Singolarity took part to the conference, that featured six main speeches and a final discussion.|
|Stage 2 of the RoadMap is devoted to the presentation of iLabs Singularity Summit new website. The final version of the portal contains a detailed presentation of the event, info on the main speakers and the latest news on the conference.|
|Stage 3 of RoadMap was organized with Mensa Italia. At Art Hotel Navigli in Milan, Gabriele Rossi and Antonella Canonico gave a speech to MENSA members on A.I. and psychoneurophysiology.|
|Stage 4 of RoadMap is focused on the insurance business. iLabs present the core ideas behind the Singularity, exploring the potential impact of this development on the financial (business models and governance rules) and medical world (health care management and massive A.I. use).|
|Stage 5 of RoadMap is devoted to university. iLabs scientists meet researchers from academia to explore and analyze the great research opportunities in science and philosophy opened up by the Singularity scenario.|