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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.

From Digital Reality to Reality – IV

I pointed out how the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative foresees a seamless “adsorption” of the cyberspace –and of smart machines- in our perceived reality space. Actually, the Initiative foresees a convergence that results in a symbioses of humans and machines but if we look at this from our –human- standpoints …

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From Digital Reality to Reality – III

The new Initiative launched by FDC-IEEE capitalises on the results achieved by the afore mentioned Digital Reality and Symbiotic Autonomous Systems and it is called Digital Reality: Fostering and leveraging the ongoing Digital Transformation. The Digital Transformation is affecting most businesses, many paths of life and is transforming our perception …

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From Digital Reality to Reality – II

A parallel FDC IEEE Initiative, started at about the same time as Digital Reality, the focus was on the augmentation of machines that is happening at the same time as augmentation of humans (and I just finished a number of posts on that), the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. Here the …

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Is AI in Healthcare at the end of the rainbow?

A (not exhaustive) industry landscape of AI in Healthcare. Image credit: Emily Kuo, Techburst In these last few months I wrote a number of posts on the growing role Artificial Intelligence is playing in Healthcare and even more important the ones that it will be playing in the coming decades. …

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6G and AI likely to go hand in hand

The digital transformation is shifting more and more value to the cyberspace (not because the cyberspace is -per sé- more valuable but because it is much more convenient to carry put business in the cyberspace, and as biz moves to the cyberspace this one gets more and more valuable). This, …

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Nice book, written by a computer!

Automation is progressing, widening its reach to fields we would have never considered as a target. Writing a book? No way, it takes a human, and a good one at that. Yet, this is what just happened. Springer Nature has published a Machine Generated summary on the status of the …

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A robot can carry your groceries

The French Supermarket chain FranPrix is testing robot shopping delivery in the XIII Arrondissement in Paris. Their plans are to start running the test first  with three robots in one of their stores that will be helping people with some movement impairment (hence having problems in moving stuff from the …

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And Ai begot AI

Kaggle is a website (and a company) dedicated to data scientists where data science projects are published to exchange experience. It is becoming addictive if you are in the field and this is further enhanced by competitions that are being set up challenging those passionate in leveraging data in finding new, …

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