The National PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI), PhD-AI.it, is about a topic central to the digital transformation of society. It aims to mobilize the national community for a PhD in AI at the highest scientific level, such as to boost research and industrial and social innovation in the country.
The PhD-AI.it is implemented, with the coordination of the CNR and the University of Pisa, with the establishment of 5 federated PhDs in AI, organized by a lead university and a large consortium of universities and research institutions. The doctorates have a common base focused on foundational aspects of AI and 5 areas of specialization:
Specific objectives of the PhD-AI are:
- build a community of young investigators-in-training and AI researchers distributed across geography and discipline;
- encourage the exchange of multi-disciplinary experiences among the nodes of the network through periods of teaching and research mobility of doctoral students;
- integrate and strengthen the Italian network of AI research centers, also in relation to the European program ICT-48-H2020 "Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres" and the European strategy for the development of trustworthy and human-centered AI.