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How smart should the Metaverse be?

The Metaverse has become the talk of the town, particularly so after Facebook decided to change their name to Meta. I am currently involved in setting up an event in Milan targeting a very specific industry, the Lottery industry (can we call it “an industry”?), and I was asked to …

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The mirror is watching you

Image recognition coupled with progress in artificial intelligence getting data from a variety of sensors is turning the magic mirrors we learnt about in fables when we were little kids into everyday reality. Today they are not into the business of telling who is the “nicest of them all”. Rather, …

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I used to have the best camera on the market

In 2017 Nikon released the D850, the very best camera on the market according to qualified expert like DP Review. And I bought it. In 2018, less than a year after I bought this top of the line camera, Nikon released their first mirror-less camera: lighter, faster and fully software …

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Packages are flooding our cities

eCommerce is not completely “e”. There are the products that are bought, warehouses to store them and of course trucks to move them around. To he more clicks there are, the more packages are moving around. How many?  Some 131 billion in 2020 and it is expected to double by …

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That’s not Digital Transformation!

I presented a lecture to an event organised by the Mexican Government to promote the Digital Transformation of the Country. It had a large participation, including key people of the administration and foreign experts from organisations like the World Economic Forum. Here I just want to point out how I …

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Layering the Metaverse

There is a lot of talk, and hype,  on the Metaverse. Also, what is, rather could be, the Metaverse is a point of discussion. In the Digital Reality Initiative we focussed on something that to us looks like a pretty good definition of the Metaverse: Digital Reality. At first glance …

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AI vs Cybersecurity

I was invited to share a few thoughts on the evolution of AI and how this can impact security aspects. This was in the framework of an event organised by by Enisa, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity. What follows is a summary of the points I presented. Feel free …

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