Ex Machina

Proiezione e conversazione
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Ex machina, 2014, by Alex Garland with Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Corey Johnson, Claire Selby. 
Massimo Temporelli will be moderating the debate after the screening
accompanied by Federico Cella and Federico Cabitza 

Guided by moderator Massimo Temporelli, we will hold a discussion with guests Federico Cella and Federico Cabitza about the many stimuli in the film and embark on an intriguing exploration of artificial intelligence and how this technology poses ethical and philosophical questions never before addressed by mankind. During the evening, guests who have been studying and popularising these topics for years will discuss the role of AI but also that of robotics in contemporary and future society, whilst exploring the role of science fiction as a means of conveying and disseminating the culture of these technologies. 

The discussion will, as always, end with an open debate, where the audience is invited to participate with questions and reflections on the topics addressed by the guests and the film. 

For those who wish to explore the topics covered in the film a little further, a podcast by Massimo Temporelli will be available that will extend the discussion beyond the event.

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With the Tech, si gira! card, you get access to the special six-part in-depth podcast created by Massimo Temporelli exclusively for the film festival. The card also gives you the chance to visit the interactive STEP FuturAbility District at no extra cost!

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Discussion with
Massimo Temporelli
Physicist and scientific adviser

Massimo Temporelli is 50 years old and holds a degree in Physics; he has worked as a curator at the National Science and Technology Museum of Milan for 10 years. Today, he is a digital fabrication entrepreneur, consultant and keynote speaker on innovation, with a particular focus on the human-technology relationship with all the anthropological and sociological repercussions that this relationship entails and will entail. 

He is chairman and co-founder of TheFabLab, a digital fabrication lab headquartered in Milan. He was a TEDx speaker in 2012 (Florence) and 2020 (Turin). He has appeared on popular science television programmes for Sky and Rai. He is the author and voice of the popular podcast F***ing Genius ( He writes for the magazines Wired and Millionaire and his latest book is entitled Noi siamo tecnologia (Mondadori, Strade blu, 2021). In 2016 he won the “Federico Faggin Innovation Award”. He has been an AIRC ambassador since 2017

Federico Cella
Journalist from Corriere della Sera

A philosophy graduate and a journalist for over 30 years, first on paper and then online. For the past 20 years, he has been writing for Corriere della Sera where he currently serves as the editorial director of Corriere Login. A long-time lover of nerd culture, digital technology and training, he has always sought to virtuously combine his passions with his work. In the 1990s he created one of the first Italian web agencies, Kirin Web Design. He has been teaching journalism at university since 2008 and currently teaches digital writing at the 'Walter Tobagi' Master's degree course at the Statale University in Milan. He runs a course on digital skills for RCS Academy. Over the years he has created a number of innovative projects for Corriere della Sera, including Corriere360 - dedicated to immersive video reports - and Campbus, a free project designed to help Italian schools with the adoption of digital technology.

Fabrizio Cabitza

Federico Cabitza, an interactionist computer engineer, is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Human & Artificial Intelligence Interaction at University of Milan Bicocca, where he also teaches Information Systems and Interaction Design and is head of the Uncertainty, Decision and Interaction Modelling Laboratory. On staff at the Centre for Medical Artificial Intelligence at IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, he collaborates with numerous hospitals and IRCCSs. He is involved in designing decision support systems and evaluating the impact of these systems in organisational and clinical settings. He is the author of more than 140 scientific papers which have appeared in journals, international conference proceedings and series. He wrote the book "Intelligenza Artificiale" for Bompiani, Milan (2021) alongside Luciano Floridi.