Synapse AI Symposium

July 22, 2022-Milan, Italy

A Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

The first event of its kind to be held in stunning Italy, Synapse features talks and poster sessions with globally respected voices in the field of AI.

The symposium is an opportunity to address significant advancements in the field and discuss some of the most pressing questions facing humanity.

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Discover the topics engaging the AI community

Synapse features a range of acclaimed speakers from the likes of MIT, Google, Facebook, and more.


Professor and researcher in
AI and physics at MIT

Professor and researcher in AI and physics at MIT. President of the Future of Life Institute. Author of 250+ publications and bestsellers Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality.


Senior Staff Research Scientist at
Google, Switzerland

Senior staff research scientist at Google. Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Prolific published researcher in the field of computer vision, currently focused on 3D Deep Learning, and transfer learning for computer vision.

Di Stefano

Full professor at
University of Bologna

Full professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Bologna. PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. Founder and leader of the Computer Vision Lab at the University of Bologna. Consultant and former board member of Datalogic. Computer vision advisor for Pirelli. Co-founder and board member of (the AutoAI company).


Assistant Professor at EPFL,

Assistant Professor at EPFL, Switzerland. Post-doc and research scientist at Stanford, PhD at EPFL. Winner, CVPR Open Source Award and ICDSC Challenge Prize. Specialist in theoretical challenges and practical applications of socially-aware Artificial Intelligence.


Research scientist at
Facebook AI Research

Winner of the PAMI 2021 Young Researcher award, PAMI 2021 Mark Everingham award-winning team member, and 2021 Women in AI award nominee. Research scientist at Facebook AI Research, PhD from UC Berkeley, and oft-cited researcher.



Head of Applied Research at X, the moonshot factory (formerly Google[x])

Former Research Scientist and Instructor in Machine Learning at Stanford University.
PhD at EPFL, Switzerland. Currently working on AI applied to Source Code, with a focus on Large Language Models and Graph ML.


Head of AI at

Bending Spoons

Head of AI at Bending Spoons. Formerly of Facebook Reality Labs, Adobe Creative Intelligence lab, Disney Research. PhD in Computer Science from ETH, Zurich. Current research endeavors entail computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning.


CEO and co-founder of

Bending Spoons

CEO and co-founder of Bending Spoons, the technology company behind market-leading mobile products like Splice and Remini, both of which leverage cutting-edge, proprietary AI technologies to help creators craft wonderful visual media. Bending Spoons’ apps have been downloaded more than half a billion times and 60 million people use them every month.

50 expenses-paid sponsorship packages

Now accepting applications for the 50 expenses-paid sponsorship packages available exclusively for students and recent graduates around the globe.

In partnership with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 6 expenses-paid sponsorship packages are reserved exclusively for AIMS students.

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Poster sessions: Present your research work

Poster session applications are now open. If you’re a PhD student and would like for your research work to be considered for inclusion in one of them, apply here.

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Cutting-edge AI discussion

A succession of fascinating talks addressing some of the most pressing questions facing humanity from bright thinkers in the field of AI.

The Rise of AI: Opportunities and ChallengesMax Tegmark
A Journey through Computer VisionLuigi Di Stefano
Visual Intelligence for TransportationAlexandre Alahi
AI Meets Source Code: Status Quo and OutlooksMichele Catasta
Teaching Machines to Perceive the WorldGeorgia Gkioxari
Recent Research on 3D Deep LearningVittorio Ferrari
AI and the Creation of Visual ContentFederico Perazzi
Bending Spoons & AILuca Ferrari
Full schedule will be announced on date.

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