Alberto is an Italian-born entrepreneur and Co-Founder of V7, a UK technology company pioneering artificial intelligence to develop human-like visual cognition. Alberto began working on AI with Simon Edwardsson in 2015 with the creation of the first engine capable of running large deep neural networks on smartphones. This technology led to Aipoly, a camera app that identifies thousands of objects in real-time to aid the blind and visually impaired, scanning over 2 billion objects to date and being translated in 26 languages. His work on AI granted him an award from the President of Italy as well as the Premio Gentile for Science and Innovation in 2017. Today, Alberto's work through V7 enables laboratories to understand complex scientific experiments in real-time, and allows any business to set up, train, and deploy modern artificial intelligence into any device from robotic manipulators to portable devices. V7's products won the CES Best of Innovation Award for two consecutive years, in 2017 and 2018.
Alberto has a Bsc in Management from Cass Business School and began his entrepreneurial career at age 20 being part of the development of a 3D printing product for ed-tech, through which he was featured in MakerFaire's 20 under 20 list. At 21 he co-authored and took part in the publishing of "The Future of Business", a series of essays on the future of 60 industries. In 2015 he joined Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program at the NASA Ames Research Park under a Google-funded scholarship.
In its first year Aipoly wins three awards at Tech23, Australia's most prestigious startup competition, wins the IT Invention Test, the Singularity University Global Grand Challenge Award, and the CTA Accessibility Challenge. The following year Aipoly tops the Anthill Smart100, naming it the most innovative company in Australia where it was being incubated, was included in the Nominet 100 and won the CES 2017 Best of Innovation Award. The following year V7 won the CES 2018 Best of Innovation Award for its Retail AI, enabling stores to automatically scan inventory and perform checkout via intelligent cameras.
In March 2016 Alberto was awarded by the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella for his efforts in advancing artificial intelligence for a good cause. In October 2016 he received the National Gentile Award for innovation.