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Zoom in to see that airplane taking off …

I was talking yesterday about managing drones traffic and I mentioned that every day (that was before the pandemic but everybody hopes those times will come back soon) there are some 100,000 flights around the world. Using services like FligthAware or FlightRadar one can follow air traffic on a computer …

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Further steps towards an artificial eye

So far research on artificial eye has focussed on the creation of chips to be implanted on the retina. The chip would contain light receptors and convert the data created by the receptors into electrical stimuli directed to the optical nerve. In some implementation, like Argus II, the chip does …

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Aftershock and Opportunities

I am part of an initiative coordinated by Rohit Talwar, Fast Future, that aimed at creating scenarios for the post Covid-19 pandemic. Rohit has managed to involve hundred+ futurist around the world and in just a few weeks they provided their thoughts on possible futures. The first book including some …

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Frank Sinatra sings Britney Spears

Artificial Intelligence has evolved to the point of making it possible to detect specific characteristics of a voice and then to imitate that voice through a speech syntheses application. It has become so effective that it created the issue of telling if the voice you hear is the one recorded …

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Eventually anybody can land a plane…

Last years Garmin announced an auto-landing feature for its navigation system. If a pilot is no longer able to fly the plane all it takes is a passenger to press a button for 2 seconds to engage the auto-landing system. You might object that we have had planes able to …

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