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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.

Robots teaching to robots …

Imagine a world where robots gets smarter because they learn from you how to do their chores. You teach your robot how you want the house cleaned, how you like your food cooked, how you like your shirts ironed.  That sounds good, right? But now imagine that your robots become …

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Moving quantum cryptography inside your smart phone

Quantum Key Cryptography, QKC, is already in use on physical communications infrastructures where an all optical connectivity is available, end to end. This is being used for secure links in banks data centres. The equipment needed is bulky and it relies on stable communications environment, such as the one that can …

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Beyond mom’s prompts …

I don’t know about you, but I remember my mom insisting that I wear an undershirt because that "is good for your health". My kids no longer wear the undershirt most of the time, because it is not "cool". Well, now they might have a reason to change their mind: …

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It’s just a rat brain…

When I first glanced at the figure I immediately recognised our brain, but I got it wrong: it is showing the connections of a rat brain. Still quite similar to ours, but just in terms of connections, since our brain has over 1,000 more neurones than a rat brain (100 …

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Optical Reservoir Computing

Reservoir Computing is a paradigm that mimics, to a certain extent, the way our brain processes and store information and learning in the process. It is likely a paradigm for the "conoscenti" only but nevertheless one that can lead to interesting applications in the future to create emerging information. In …

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