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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.

The near Future of Augmented Reality – VII

7. Collaboration and remote assistance I started to work 48 years ago and I still remember the hope of using technology to let people cooperate independently of their physical location. The progress I saw over these 50 years have been both amazing and delusional. Every day I am “collaborating” with …

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The near Future of Augmented Reality – VI

6. WebAR 2019 will probably be remember for the birth of WebAR, a set of API (mostly developed and pushed by Google) that would allow any content on the web to be used for augmentation. There are already, of course, several software developers experimenting with WebAR although the official release …

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The near Future of Augmented Reality – V

5. AR augmented by Artificial Intelligence Connecting AR ro AI (and the other way round) is a no brainer. AI (and Machine Learning) are becoming basic tools in exploring the huge data sets that are available and connecting them. The emerging information can be made visible, and graspable, by using …

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100+ Mpixels coming to your phone …

Xiaomi, one of the big Chinese smartphone makers, has announced its intention to deliver a 108 MPixels smartphone in 2021 (and a 60 MPixels one in 2020, both sensors are produced by Samsung). I looked around at comments and most of them are pointing out the absolute nonsense of pushing …

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The near Future of Augmented Reality – IV

4.  AR powered solutions for the enterprise Google Glass were aimed at the mass market but they were probably too soon too little (both in content and in battery power). Additionally, they generated a strong wave of potential privacy violation concerns that contribute in their marginal uptake. However, several professionals, …

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The near Future of Augmented Reality – III

3. AR for indoor navigation Getting around in large department stores, airports, hospitals … may be confusing: I still remember some 40 years ago getting out of the metro in Tokyo at one station and discovering that I was actually inside a multi-story mall with all signs in Kanji. Finding …

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New SSD with 100+ layers enters production

It was September 12th, 1958, when the first integrated chip was demonstrated by Jack Kilby at Texas Instrument (for the record, that first chip was using germanium, not silicon. Robert Noyce few months after that first chip was able to create one based on silicon). It took 12 more years …

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