Enrico Prati (1974) grew up between Pisa  - when Italy's first mainframes, personal computers and then Internet came along - and Los Angeles, learning to program in Basic both Olivetti and  Commodore systems. During the Scientific High School years, in Parma, he developed an interest in philosophy and mind-machine relationship. He graduates in Theoretical Physics  at Pisa's University  in 1998, and earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 2002,  cooperating with CNR's Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics, and in the meanwhile also with CNR's Telematic Application Institute, working on .it  domains. In 2003 he moved to the INFM 's Agrate  Brianza  branch, where he starts studying the emerging fields of quantum information on semiconductors, and in 2009 becomes Researcher of CNR's Istitute for Microelectronics and Microsystems. In  2013 he joined CNR's Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies in Milan, where he studies quantum infomation, and develops -in cooperation with I3N Lab of Politecnico di Milano - stocastic microcircuits of artificial neurons for neural elaboration of information. Since 2010 he's a Visiting Researcher – and Visiting Scholar since 2014 – at Tokyo's Waseda University.