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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.

AI is becoming a marketing word and it’s a pity -IV

Having discussed the current approach to Artificial Intelligence and noted that we can create smarter system by endowing them with Machine Learning (Machine Learning is based on Artificial Intelligence but not all Artificial Intelligence embeds Machine Learning, however I suspect that this latter will become more and more part of …

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AI is becoming a marketing word and it’s a pity -III

The impressive evolution of artificial intelligence, evaluated in terms of areas of application and of its increasing “smartness”, is,  mostly, the result of an increased  processing power and an increased access to data. This represents, as previously mentioned, a departure from the idea of finding the key to intelligence in …

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AI is becoming a marketing word and it’s a pity -II

The dream of creating an artificial brain, artificial in the sense that we are “manufacturing” it rather than mother Nature, is still there, intact. In these 60 years thousands and thousands of researchers and scientists have explored many avenues to fulfil the dream. They have teamed up with neurologists, biologists, …

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6G will follow 5G, that much we know – II

Of course, 5G is much more than the radio part and spectrum efficiency/use. It has a lot to do with network and service architecture. It is through a novel architecture that much lower latency can be achieved. It is the novel architecture that support the session management at the edges, …

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6G will follow 5G, that much we know – I

Got a call yesterday from a Dutch journalist who was just back from an Ericsson presentation on 5G and wanted to know about 6G. Looks like Ericsson managed to make him curious on what might the future be like… We discussed a little bit the general evolution trends, since 6G …

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The computer says you’ll get well

In the June issue of “The Lancet Digital Health” an article is reporting the study undertaken by several researchers and medical doctors  (mostly from the University of Copenhagen) on data from more than 230,000 Danish patients who were hospitalised over the last 20 years at ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Clearly …

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The thin line between trust and awareness

I have been reading over the last 9 months the reports on the crashes, first of the Lion Air  and then of the Ethiopian, 737MAX. In both cases the automated system (MCAS) Boeing developed to correct the potential danger of stall played a role in the fatal outcome. It is …

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