Two of Covisian’s Top Managers participated as a jury in the final event of the “John McCarthy” Scientific Research Award in the field of Artificial Intelligence, in its second edition.
The Award is one of the most appreciated events of AI Week, the Italian Week of Artificial Intelligence, and has collected dozens of research projects on AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning by Italian researchers under 35 engaged in the activity of research in every part of the planet.
The candidates presented their CV with the main research works carried out to the Technical Jury of the Award composed of the greatest experts in basic research from the main research centers and universities in the country, as well as heads of the Research and Development units of the main production companies of Artificial Intelligence solutions.
Covisian participated both among the members of the Technical Jury with Fabio Sattolo, Group CTO & Head of Sparta, and as a Disclosure and Business Jury with Ruggero Verazzo, Group CFO & Sparta CEO, who decreed the final winner during the live event, together with the other members of the jury.
The Prize was awarded to Eugenio Zuccarelli, a researcher at MIT in Boston, who presented his research work that allowed the creation of an App for surgeons that, using Machine Learning, is able to predict the survival of patients (especially children) during surgical operations, thus allowing you to choose the best operation for that particular patient.
“I am honored to have been awarded the John McCarthy Award” declares Eugenio Zuccarelli. “It’s the culmination of all the hard work but also something more. We often talk about how to create a meritocratic system in Italy, a system in which we invest in young people and recognize talents. The McCarthy Award is just that, a symbol of an Italy that invests in young people, recognizes talents and creates a community of innovators who are passionate about taking Italy forward.”
“Covisian is a company that strongly believes in technology as a support for people, and for this reason participating in this type of events that boosts people who have excellent training in the management and use of technology is fully in line with the nature of our company”, explains Fabio Sattolo, Group CT & Head of Sparta.
Covisian’s adoption of artificial intelligence has been taking place since 2017 when the company developed an innovative technology in the world of Customer Management in its internal software factory to help contact center operators in managing customer relationships.