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Pizza is fuelling innovation

According to the 2018 Pizza Power Report the worldwide business of selling pizzas has reached 134B$, 3 billion pizzas have been eaten last year in the US, over 30 billions in the world. That’s not bad for something that started as a slice of bread with some tomatoes and cheese. …

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In a blink of an eye

There are many persons that cannot use their senses, and movement, to interact with the environment and with devices that in most cases have been designed to interact with people with normal abilities.  The use of computers, sensors and software has made possible in the last twenty years to develop …

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

Home Intelligence If there is an area where AI hype is in full swing that is the home environment. We are bombarded by intelligent vacuum cleaners, intelligent microwave ovens,… even intelligent toobrush. True to tell, some advertisers downplay the intelligence a bit and talk about “smart”: the smart kitchen, the smart …

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Speech2Face

I don’t know about you but I often wonder as I am talking on the phone to a person I never met how that person would look like. Is the voice pointing to a specific age, to some specific traits? Of course it is in general easy to tell a …

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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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