Exploring Frontiers: Seismic Imaging, Medicine, and AI | Roberto Nascimbene and Christian Salvatore
Thu, 29/02/2024

Exploring Frontiers: Seismic Imaging, Medicine, and AI | Roberto Nascimbene and Christian SalvatoreĀ 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing our way of interacting with technology, with profound implications for everyday life. The IUSS School of Advanced Studies in Pavia, with professors Roberto Nascimbene and Christian Salvatore, is leading research to merge high-resolution satellite imagery with Google Street View panoramic images and AI analytical capabilities. This innovative approach speeds up response times in emergencies and offers new perspectives for more personalized and effective medicine.

After a seismic event, assessing damage to buildings is crucial for the recovery of affected communities. The use of pre and post-earthquake satellite images and tools like Google Street View has proven indispensable, but it is AI that can make this assessment more efficient and effective. Through automated image analysis, AI can quickly identify structural damage, rapidly and accurately pinpoint the hardest-hit areas, and guide targeted and timely relief efforts.

In the medical field, AI offers equally revolutionary potential. Automated analysis of diagnostic images, such as X-rays and magnetic resonances, can support doctors in decision-making processes, enabling more timely and accurate diagnoses. A tangible example is the early identification of the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer's, thanks to research conducted at the IUSS School and its accredited spin-off, DeepTrace Technologies.

However, widespread adoption of AI raises significant ethical and social issues. Transparency in decision-making processes, data privacy, and the risk of algorithmic discrimination are just some of the challenges to be addressed. It is crucial to ensure responsible and inclusive use of AI, so that this technology truly serves the common good, without ignoring the delicate balance between innovation and social impact.

For further insights on the topic, read the article authored by Professors Roberto Nascimbene and Christian Salvatore: