Aula Magna, Campus Bio-Medico
May 3, 2023
(As prepared for delivery)
Good morning! I would like to thank President Tosti and the Campus for their hospitality and for promoting this important initiative. Thank you to Mirta Michilli and the Fondazione Mondo Digitale for your commitment to an inclusive and fair digital world. I welcome so many young people with so much energy and talent to
the RomeCup. It is a great honor to be here with Minister Bernini, Minister Urso, and Mayor Gualtieri.
We are living through a turning point in history. Technology plays a fundamental role in many fields, including medicine, manufacturing, space, emergency response, and communications.
The speed of innovation, especially for artificial Intelligence, is creating extraordinary opportunities for expanding knowledge,
increasing prosperity, and making our lives better. It is necessary to get the balance right between sharing technology and ensuring sufficient safeguards are in place to protect our national security, our economy, our democracy, and our privacy. New technologies often generate new social, legal, political, and ethical questions. It is only possible to address these challenges together.
Events such as the RomeCup give us a chance to have an open dialogue about the role of technology in our societies. The United States looks forward to deepening transatlantic cooperation on the development, use, and governance of new technologies. Together we can ensure an innovation-friendly approach that protects rights, promotes public trust, and maximizes the benefits for our societies.
The RomeCup is a competition, but also a celebration. Today we celebrate the ingenuity, technological skills, and creativity of new generations. They are the ones who will lead us into the future.
Thank you and bon lavoro!