Manuel Gentile is a researcher at the Institute for Educational Technology of the National Research Council and deputy of the director for the Palermo branch of the ITD.
His research activity concerns the definition of methodologies and environments to support learning and teaching. He has participated in several national and international research projects for the design and implementation of mobile learning platforms, educational games, and systems for the production, sharing, and collaborative organisation of educational resources.
Currently, his work focuses on the topics of embodied cognition, serious game design, and the application of artificial intelligence in education, for the development of ad-hoc systems and for the analysis of the impact of such technologies on educational systems.
He is a member of the CNR National Observatory on AI and co-chair of the AI for Education and Education for AI thematic table.
He has several scientific publications to his credit in the field of serious games and on the application of AI techniques in the design and implementation of serious games. He is currently the scientific coordinator of the European project SuperCyberKids and head of the CNR unit within the Erasmus+ KA3 European project, Artificial Intelligence for and by Teachers (AI4T).