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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the New Initiative Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. He is a member of the IEEE in 2050 Ad Hoc Committee. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books.

Is AI Stealing?

Ever happened to you of seeing something, reading  something, hearing something and all of a sudden an idea pops up in your brain that is a modification of the sensory stimuli you received. Sometimes it may be the application of what you got from your senses to a different situation …

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Computer Society Technology Predictions 2023 – VI

To conclude the overview of the 2023 Technology  Predictions let’s explore the ones that are expected to reach the commercial stage further down the lane, let’s say near the end of the decade, 2029 and beyond.  Given the longer term horizon these technologies are better tackled by universities. For sure …

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Gauging automatic translation

It is now several years that I have been using automatic translation, mostly Google Translate, and mostly  for languages that I have no competence at all, like Chinese, Laotian, … so I cannot really judge the accuracy of the translation. What I can say is that these systems let me …

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Computer Society Technology Predictions 2023 – IV

Let’s take a look now at four technologies having a strong success probability. As such these will likely be pursued by business and in turns their uptake by the market may accelerate both evolution and deployment. Augmented Reality: it is difficult to refer to Augmented Reality as an emerging technology. …

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AI spreads in Industry

I am finding myself writing more and more about artificial intelligence, its progress and the growing fields of applications. It is not just me. Reading the McKinsey  Digital Tech Highlights from 2022 in eight charts AI makes to the top. As shown in the graphic, AI has been spreading to …

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Computer Society Technology Predictions 2023 – II

As described in the previous post, the team ended up in identifying 19 technology predictions that ordered in terms of likelihood of success are as follows: Remote Healthcare & Wearables: Remote healthcare with advanced wearables will enable patients to obtain remote medical assistance, physicians to perform procedures and consult with …

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Computer Society Technology Predictions 2023

In what has become a “tradition” the Computer Society has released this year Technology Predictions created by a team of experts coming from different fields and from different geographical areas providing a worldwide perspective. The tough task of herding these cats was taken, as it has become a tradition as …

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… and what about electronic smell?

Following on yesterday post, here is another gadget from CES 2023 to increase our sensory world: the Aroma Shooter. As a device that is able to re-create aromas by controlling various elementary scents and combining them is nothing new. Aroma Shooter has been around for sometime as a scenting device …

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