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Fake? Worse! It’s a meme

I just read an interesting, and thought provoking article, on Wired.  My reading came after a few months of headlines reporting on the problem of fake news, the latest referring to the terrible shooting that took place in Las Vegas. In Wired the journalist takes a different tack. The photo …

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Turning your smartphone in a medical diagnosic device

The general availability of smartphones pushed researchers to leverage on them as diagnostic tools. In the past few years a number of “adds on” have been created to let smartphones morph into virus/bacteria detector, measurer of a variety of substances, like glucose and so on. Basically, researchers take advantage of …

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Life 3.0

In my search for information relevant to the recently launched Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative I stumbled onto a fascinating book written by Max Tegmark, Life 3.0. When discussing on life from a scientific point of view the first question coming to the fore is what is meant by life, in …

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Autonomous systems on the rise.

I have been discussing for quite a bit now the technologies that are making autonomous systems possible. Indeed, the forecast is towards an increase of their presence in the next decade. Artificial Intelligence is at the core of autonomous systems. It will permeate them in different degrees, the more autonomous …

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Watch out for that vacuum cleaner!

It is no news at all that data are important and that we are flooded by data. Actually, it is exactly because it is no news that the ever increasing sources of data fall below our perception and that is a problem. Take something like a vacuum cleaner. The Roomba, …

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Marie and Ashley are the best …

Quite often when we think of robots stealing our jobs we imagine some Asimov-like anthropomorphic robot handling some blue collar work. Actually, there is another category of robots, normally called “bots” that is already replacing white collars… and in the thousands! Conversica is a US company that specialises in bots …

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Industry 4.0 and Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

General Electric is working to make AI an integral component of its industrial processes, from design (and co-design) to production (and co-production) to operation (and co-operation). Notice the (co-) part. It is an important aspect that moves GE into industry 4.0 and it is notable that they are looking at …

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