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Personal Digital Twins: Wrapping up

 Wrapping up this long series on Personal Digital Twins it might be appropriate to remember that PDTs are “Digital Twins” and … Digital Twins are evolving!   As shown in the graphic, DTs have moved from being a monitoring platform (mirroring in quasi real time the status of their physical entity) …

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Personal Digital Twins: Governance

One of the basic tenets of the Digital Transformation is that data, from an economic standpoint, are nonrival. If you eat a bread loaf that bread loaf is no longer available to anybody else. There is competition on that resources and the governance policy has to decide how that resource …

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The Dark Side of AI

The ongoing Russia-Ukrainian war is bringing to the fore among many other things the role of technology and in particular the one of artificial intelligence. This blog is not about politics nor taking sides and I’ll stick to that. However, let me say, loud and clear, that waging a war, …

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Web of Personal Digital Twins

 The discussion in the group of experts pointed out the need for a general framework supporting the access from one digital twin to another, like we can access a document on the web from another document (hyperlink).  As a matter of fact it is easy to predict that more and …

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Personal Digital Twins: Synthetic Data

The data that are associated to a personal digital twin are data derived from that person, as explained in the previous sections. Part of these data, however, could have been created by software algorithms that used existing data derived from that person to generate additional ones, as an example through …

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AR to Augment winning chances at poker

Augmented Reality is great, no doubt about it. It let us merge the digital with the physical space. The problem today is that we are missing “tools” that can make this bridge seamless. Sure, I can use my smartphone (and I use it from time to time) to get a …

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Personal Digital Twins: What Data?

Having discussed a possible classification of data with respect to their sharing (access, usage, exploitation rights) the question is on what data can/should be part of a PDT. The discussion was steered by a presentation of a data “landscape”, as shown in the image. The representation is interesting because it …

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Personal Digital Twins: Data Sharing

The PDT is a model of a person. Part of the model consists of data (and part of the “interpretation” of those data to manage interactions mirroring the behaviour of the person). Over time the set of data will become broader covering many aspects of the person and will include …

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Taxibots

Today tow vehicles push the airplane away from the finger position onto the apron. The pilot power on the engines and the plane will start taxiing to the runway that in some airports can be a long one, like in Schiphol where it may take more than 20 minutes to …

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Personal Digital Twins: Internet of People

One of the first point agreed in the group was that a Personal Digital Twin is tied to a very specific “person”, its physical entity. To what extent the PDT mirrors the physical person? Well, that basically depends on what is the expected “use” of the PDT. As an example, …

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