AI Week 2024 in Rimini: key takeaways (in our opinion)

The 2024 edition of AI Week held April 9 and 10 in Rimini, Italy, at the Palacongressi, confirmed its role as a leading event for the Italian artificial intelligence scene. This 5th edition of the event attracted not only industry professionals but also companies and startups eager to discover the latest innovations and practical applications of AI.

The event, organized in collaboration with leading companies including OpenAI, IBM, and Oracle, featured a series of talks focused on topics of strategic relevance such as the impact of data quality in generative artificial intelligence and the potential of AI in various industries. Among the guests, experts and managers of international caliber shared their experiences and insights, enriching the program with practical workshops and applied case studies.

AI Week offered more than 30 workshops and 15 keynote speeches focused on innovative solutions in AI, with a focus on startups and new businesses. This allowed participants to explore more than 50 already implemented AI use cases in different industries, providing a panoramic view of current and future applications of artificial intelligence.

Giacinta Acerbi, Roncucci&Partners, and Giacinto Fiore, one fo the founder of the AI Week 2024.

R&P at AI Week 2024 as digital sponsor

Roncucci&Partners participated as a digital sponsor in this event, which was a platform for networking and sharing ideas, strengthening the Italian AI ecosystem and offering numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration. We were able to engage with numerous experts and interact directly with AI solution providers, playing our role as business translators, i.e., facilitators of the dialogue between the most innovative technologies and companies that can streamline their processes and increase their competitiveness precisely by adopting the solutions best suited to their needs.

The event stimulated discussions and strategic collaborations that may define future directions of development for our current clients, but also direct our consultancy to further application areas.

Martina Villa, Roncucci&Partners, and Silvestro Poccia of VT Solutions & Consulting.

What are the main achievements of the 2024 edition?

  1. Importance of data quality

One of the central themes discussed was the impact of data quality on generative artificial intelligence. In particular, Abran Maldonado, OpenAI Ambassador, during his talk emphasized the importance of having accurate and well-managed data to avoid problems such as “hallucinations” in AI, in which models generate inaccurate or misleading information, highlighting how accurate data is key to avoiding data generation errors that do not match reality.

2. Integration of AI into business processes.

There has been much discussion about how AI can be integrated into business processes to improve efficiency and productivity. This includes the automation of repetitive tasks and the use of AI for strategic decisions, demonstrating the evolution of AI from a niche phenomenon to a fundamental component of the modern business environment.

3. Focus on start-ups and innovation

The event placed great emphasis on start-ups, with many workshops dedicated to the specific challenges these emerging businesses face in implementing AI solutions. This highlights the growing importance of innovation and the role of start-ups in shaping the future of AI.

4. Networking and strategic partnerships

Networking opportunities were a vital component of the event, with dedicated spaces allowing entrepreneurs, innovators, and academics to share ideas and form strategic partnerships. This collaborative environment is essential for accelerating the development and practical application of AI technologies.

5. Expansion of the AI industry.

The event showed strong interest in and growing expansion of the artificial intelligence sector, with an increase in the number of participants and companies attending compared to previous editions. This reflects the rapid adoption and enthusiasm around the potential of AI in various industries and in daily life.

Stella Occhialini, Roncucci&PArtners, and Dario Cardile of Digitiamo.

AI and its potentialities

In a business landscape increasingly permeated by innovation, Roncucci&Partners stands as a guide for companies eager to explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence. Through training courses and workshops we offer a comprehensive approach ranging from basic knowledge of AI to its practical implementation.

AI Week was another opportunity for us to consolidate strategic partnerships already in place and to initiate new dialogues with realities of excellence in terms of the technical expertise developed.

Our consultancy, qualified by the strategic collaboration agreements initiated, allows us to assist companies in the integration of AI into business models, supporting organizational transformation and the selection of software suited to their needs. Our goal is to ensure companies a smooth transition to a data-driven future, promoting competitiveness and sustainable growth in the modern business environment.

Roncucci&Partners approaches the topic of Artificial Intelligence from different points of view, aware that it can also offer qualified services to companies that are familiar with Artificial Intelligence, whether they are application developers or ICT specialists. During AI Week, we presented our Tech&Business Tour program, which is designed to enhance internal company expertise through study tours and meetings with foreign operators. These immersive experiences, such as our “AI Discovery Canada – Toronto” tour, provide an opportunity to experience new knowledge and create a high-level international network, in partnership with leading science and technology institutions in leading AI countries such as the United States and Canada.

 

At Roncucci&Partners we help companies develop themselves and their business, embrace change and evolve to thrive in a world that is increasingly complicated, insidious and requires great expertise. We do this by applying punctual methods and rigorous strategies, the result of many years of experience and the richness of the numerous success stories we have conducted all over the world. Passion and method are indeed our guides to enhance the present and build the future.

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