WEBVALLEY 2017 FOR DIGITAL AGRICULTURE
WebValley is the FBK Summer School on Data Science dedicated to talented students aged between 17 and 18. Since its first edition in 2001, about 300 students (between 17 and 18 years of age) have participated in the WebValley summer camps. Iniatially designed as a regional initiative for high school students residing in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, Webvalley has become an opportunity to experiment scientific research for national and international students.
During Webvalley 2017, the 18 young students coming this year from Italy and the US, have dealt with a completely new Data Science project: Sensors, drones, and Deep learning, for an improvement of food, all based in Val di Non (June 18 – July 8, 2017). The 2017 project aims to integrate photos from smartphones and signals from a portable spectrometer, which are classified through Deep Learning, i.e. the technical revolution that has made autonomous driving possible, with the aim of creating a new solution in the field of Artificial Intelligence to predict fruit ripening and quality. The results of the project have already attracted the interest and involvement of companies such as Melinda, Cavit and Cooperativa Sant’Orsola – Piccoli Frutti.
The Webvalley experience is a baggage that the kids will always bring with them even after their experience in Trentino and that for some has marked a real keystone: Alessia Marcolini (WV 2016) and Marco Moschini (WV 2005) for example, had the chance to tell how Webvalley changed their lives on November 6 at the historic Corriere della Sera office in via Solferino in Milan, during a meeting entitled “Artificial intelligence and us” which was attended by the Minister for Education and Research, Valeria Fedeli, and FBK President, Francesco Profumo.