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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 Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. 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.

Audio Augmented Reality

Google glass were met with curiosity but eventually raised strong opposition for their potential intrusiveness, a omnipresent Peeping Tom, to the point they were banned from several places. Oculus Rift are cumbersome and surely not suitable for moving around. True augmented reality glasses, affordable and seamless for a mass market …

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Digital Healthcare

The disparity in the world healthcare among Countries is huge, as shown in the World Bank data, and, unfortunately, it is no April fools. Bet869ween the Gambia 20$ and the US 9869$ per person per year there is a factor of 493! Now, one might observe that the value of …

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LIDAR hits mass market

LIght Detection And Ranging, LIDAR, is a technology used to create an exact tridimensional map of the environment. It is not a new technology, it started in the 1960ies as a way to map the Earth surface from an airplane. The airplane was equipped with a laser generating pulses and …

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Personal Digital Twins role in Epidemics control – X

What has been described is a technology possibility based on the concept of PDT, that in the near future, within this decade, can help in detecting and containing an epidemic, well before it turns into a pandemic. The various players have been considered and their possible roles/responsibilities identified.  Most importantly, …

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FaceId is picking up steam

Face recognition has become a well known biometric access method when Apple included it in the iPhone X. From that moment on people started to appreciate the convenience of just looking and be granted access. I was at Boston Logan airport few months ago and I didn’t have to use …

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An amazing infrastructure

We are going through something that just 3 months ago was unthinkable and I am amazed how, overall and through the endeavour of millions people around the world, we are copying with it. We are lucky to have a worldwide communications infrastructure, Internet (but it is actually a mesh of …

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