15 December 2022

Jürgen Schmidhuber will give a talk on self-aware and conscious AI at the institute of neuroinformatics of ETH Zürich. Consciousness in AI is a hotly debated topic, especially after the recent developments in large and complex language models, which approximate to uncanny details the interaction with a real human (it is recent news that more than one million users signed up to test ChatGPT). Jürgen can claim to have ignited most of recent research in this area, with his seminal works that inspired Generative Adversarial Networks and his research on Artificial Curiosity.

6 December 2022

The paper "Scalable Spatiotemporal Graph Neural Networks" by Cini, Marisca, Bianchi and Alippi has been awarded a best paper award at the "Temporal Graph Learning Workshop" held at NeurIPS 2022 in New Orleans (USA), this December.

1 December 2022

The Virtual Roadshow is an event format offered by BW-i, the promotion agency of Baden-Württemberg, where informative panel discussions and inspiring keynotes from science and business offer new information and contacts. Marco participated to the event centred on Health Care and Medical Technologies where Artificial intelligence (AI) is the key technology of the future.

15 November 2022

IDSIA’s researchers Gabriele Maroni, Dario Piga and Gianvito Grasso have contributed to a research study focused on the development of a virtual machine able to accurately predict sweeteners/bitterants compounds starting from their chemical composition. The study is entitled “Informed Classification of Sweeteners/Bitterants Compounds via Explainable Machine Learning” and has been published on the journal “Current Research in Food Science” (IF: 6.269). The work represents a crucial starting point in the definition of a virtual tongue able to predict the taste of specific ingredients with the ultimate goal of shedding light on the mechanisms at the basis of the taste perception process. The research has been conducted in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino and the Italian company 7HC srl, and lies within the framework of the EU H2020 VIRTUOUS project, funded by the European Union under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Program.

5 November 2022

The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics is closing its activities after 12 years of research and innovation, that fostered collaboration across many Swiss labs, including IDSIA USI-SUPSI. During the closing ceremony, the paper titled "A Machine Learning Approach to the Visual Perception of Forest Trails for Mobile Robots”, authored in 2015 in collaboration between IDSIA and at the University of Zurich, has been awarded as the most impactful over the whole duration of the NCCR initiative. We congratulate the IDSIA team who contributed to it: Alessandro Giusti, Jérôme Guzzi, Dan Ciresan (currently CEO of Conndera Research), Gianni Di Caro (currently with CMU in Qatar), Juergen Schmidhuber, and Luca Gambardella, as well as two coauthors that at the time were assistants at IDSIA during their studies at SUPSI: Fang-Lin He (now at Meta) and Juan Pablo Rodriguez Gomez (now at University of Seville).

10 October 2022

Filippo Pura, scientific collaborator of IDSIA, has been awarded the prize “Fondazione Nizzola” for his thesis on "Hybrid physical-based and data-driven modelling for automated calibration of laser cutting parameters" in the Master of Science in Engineering at SUPSI. Filippo’s work focused on developement and implementation of Artificial Intelligence algorithms for automated parameter tuning in manufacturing machines. The thesis of Filippo was carried out under the Innosuisse project ARTISTIC, in collaboration with the company Bystronic AG.

1 October 2022

Usually IDSIA's researchers attend scientific conferences presenting their results, but this was a special occasion. The fourth edition of the WeTechTogether conference brought together several female tech communities such as Girls in tech CH, SwissTecLadies, Woman in AI, to empower, engage and celebrate women in tech and two female researchers from IDSIA, Sandra Mitrović and Maria Camila Alvarez Triviño, participated to this event.

19 September 2022

IDSIA researchers will present their work at the prestigious NIPS conference (Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems) which will be held next November in New Orleans. NIPS is extremely selective and it is a great success for IDSIA to have four papers approved, by the research groups of Prof Alippi and Prof Schmidhuber.

16 September 2022

We congratulate the PULP team, composed of a group of researchers from IDSIA USI-SUPSI, Università di Bologna and TII Abu Dhabi, which # #robotics #autonomous #navigation won the 1st Nanocopter AI challenge at IMAVS 2022 (https://2022.imavs.org/).

29 August 2022

Fabio Rinaldi, senior researcher at IDSIA, is also Group Leader at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). Fabio and his group have recently published their work on how dataset annotations can be useful to extract complexity information from datasets, in this case on the important relationship between genes and melanoma types. SIB has created a video highlighting this work, a link is available below, together with a link to the journal paper.

29 July 2022

Many people wonder what is actually going on with artificial intelligence (AI). There is a huge hype about it; this notwithstanding, entrepreneurs may feel that the “AI revolution” has not impacted their business yet. Marco Zaffalon, scientific director at IDSIA, in the article appeared on the online magazine "Datatechvibe" gives some insights on how AI can impact daily business and which promises can be actually kept.

25 July 2022

Alessandro Facchini, senior lecturer-researcher at IDSIA, has written the following op-ed for the local "La Regione Ticino" newspaper. In this short piece Dr Facchini reasons about the recent developments in NLP and the ethical and social implications.

1 July 2022

With the goal of enhancing their scientific collaborations on the ethics of AI systems, the College of Humanities at EPFL, the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich, and the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA USI-SUPSI are organising in Lausanne on September 7-9 2022 an international meeting aimed at bringing together philosophers, computer scientists, engineers and medical professionals to discuss and outline possible answers to the aforementioned crucial questions.

15 June 2022

IDSIA participates in the Swiss Clinical Trial Organization (SCTO) symposium on “Data science and artificial intelligence in clinical research” (Lugano, 15 June 2022) with two contributions

15 June 2022

Between June 8 and 10, SUPSI’s Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) of SUPSI hosted the 7th SwissText Analytics Conference, an event that brings together academics and practitioners active in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP).

13 June 2022

On Friday 3 June, Leopoldo Cerè, a graduate of the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) programme, received the prize for the best Master's thesis from the Swiss Society for Operations Research (SVOR/ASRO) for his thesis work "Elastic Optimal Network Design with Machine Learning and Combinatorial Optimisation".

18 May 2022

A reportage of the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI realised by photographer Marian Duven and published by the Ticino Scienza portal (IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research) has won the "Image sets" section of the Swiss edition of the Wiki Science Competition 2021.

16 May 2022

Antonio Paolillo, a researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI, has contributed to a publication by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in the prestigious journal Science Robotics to investigate the impacts of robotics and artificial intelligence on the job market.

9 May 2022

From May 4 to 6, 2022, the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI hosted the annual meeting of the European research action INNOGLY COST, a project aimed at creating networks among researchers for the development of knowledge on glycans in different biological contexts. Prof. Andrea Danani, Head of the Computational Biophysics Lab of IDSIA, was interviewed by the magazine Ticino Scienza.

5 April 2022

Umberto Junior Mele is doing a PhD at IDSIA, co-supervised by Prof Gambardella (USI) and Prof Montemanni (UniMore, IT). Last weekend Umberto went on a trip, but it was a trip of a special kind.

31 March 2022

The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence USI-SUPSI is an academic partner of VIRTUOUS (Virtual tongue to predict the organoleptic profile of Mediterranean ingredients), a project launched in 2019 under the European Marie Curie program, for the prediction of the organoleptic properties of Mediterranean ingredients from their molecular composition.

18 March 2022

BigOmics Analytics, a spin-off of the Institute of Oncology Research and Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, announces raising additional funding from Eppendorf, a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for liquid, sample and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. The additional funding brings the total amount raised so far to CHF 2.7M. It will be used to further develop BigOmics’ platforms, to expand its team and to grow its presence in the market.

28 February 2022

We are happy to announce that Professor Piotr Didyk has been promoted to the role of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Informatics at USI