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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.

It might take a lot to look younger

Whilst humanity have long pursued the dream of eternal youth with basically no success so far (although the quest is as strong as ever!) movie makers have taken a few shortcuts to make actors look younger on the screen. So far the application of cosmetics (make up) have allowed the …

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AR now understands 3D objects

Current software libraries for AR, the ones programmers are using to speed up their work, support the creation of a layer where one can insert artefact, digital entities, to overlay of real objects captured by, as an example, the camera of your smartphone. You point your smartphone to a building …

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From HMI too HITL

We have been using tools for as long as we defined ourselves “human”, actually the use of tools pre-dates home sapiens, going back 2.3 million years ago at the time of homo habilis (we, sapiens, started to walk the world some 500,000 years ago). The Human-Tool interface was straightforward you …

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