Claudia Schettini
Claudia Schettini
Contributor, The Yuan

Claudia Schettini is a researcher on the future of intelligence at the Leverhulme Centre, Cambridge University. She is also a PhD candidate at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy, focussing on sentiments' recognition as a new challenge for bio-technological hybridation as well as the relative impacts on International Security.

Humans and AI will never be able to speak the same language
For two millennia, citizens of Rome have called their town la Città Eterna, old capital of the Imperium sine fine, as the poet Virgil dubbed the Roman Empire, a grand transcontinental polity forged under a common tongue - Latin. From the Eternal City, Cambridge University researcher Claudia Schettini steers us on day three of The Yuan’s voyage of the discovery of intelligence, arguing AI may well outwit us and found an ‘empire without end,’ but it and humans will still have little to talk about.
Claudia Schettini  |  Jun 21, 2023
AI crime prevention tiptoes between enforcement, racism
New era
Using AI to prevent crimes before they occur was until recently the stuff of sci-fi. It is now reality, however, but stirs up controversy galore over biased AI models that prompt wrongful arrests. Efforts are thus underway to make gumshoe AI more accurate, as Cambridge University researcher Claudia Schettini reveals.
Claudia Schettini  |  Nov 11, 2022
Can AI and robots have rights, duties? The EU’s legal approach
Some researchers suggest so-called ‘electronic persons’ will surpass humans in intelligence by 2050, potentially rendering humans obsolete.This scenario prompts a needed discussion on whether a universal standard of rights and obligations must be devised for robots and artificially intelligent persons. This article will focus on the current legal approach proposed by the EU.
Claudia Schettini  |  Sep 30, 2022
Emotional AI and biometric data governance
Emotional AI has received a great deal of both interest and scrutiny, from its applications in shaping public opinion, enforcing airport security, and even predictive policing to prevent crimes before they happen. The ethical concerns that arise from this mean the world must change how it views emotional AI, update the legal framework governing its use, and treat it just as it would other sensitive personal data and privacy rights.
Claudia Schettini  |  Sep 08, 2022
EU’s AI Strategy Sets Goalposts for World
The EU has toiled in recent years to come up with a comprehensive framework to manage and regulate AI, while also promoting innovation and fostering trust and transparency, efforts bound to reverberate hugely not just in the bloc but in the whole world, and which may be a model for global AI regulation, if successful.
Claudia Schettini  |  May 31, 2022
The Employment of Emotional AI in Healthcare
Social robots in emotional healthcare were designed to support humans by means of social interaction, conversation, and mimicry of human behaviors. They can also be used to provide emotional companionship to humans whenever these humans feel lonely or depressed. Claudia Shettini discusses the role of social robots in emotional healthcare and the ethical issues surrounding them.
Claudia Schettini  |  Jan 18, 2022
Italy’s Strategy for an Embedded, Human-Centered AI
Italy was a little slow to embrace new AI technologies and lagged well behind its European counterparts when the AI Big Bang suddenly burst onto the scene less than a decade ago. Claudia Schettini picks up the baton on how Italy got up to speed by establishing a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence.
Claudia Schettini  |  Oct 14, 2021