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… a genius has no right to die …

Just finished to read an intriguing article by Patrick Henz on “What Surrealism can teach us about Artificial Intelligence”. Even if you are not into arts (nor AI) it is a worth reading. I have been few years ago in the Dali museum in Figueras, Spain, a few km beyond the …

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It took AI to solve protein folding

Chemistry has a lot to do with geometry, particularly when we look at the chemistry of life. We have learnt a bit about it during the pandemic: the Covid-19 virus has a protein, the spike protein, made up by 1,273 amino acid folded into a 3d structure kept in place …

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Could AI drive in this mess?

Look at the photo, apparently taken on a “normal” day in central Lagos Nigeria. The first question is “Would you be prepared to be driving there?”. If you are like me the answer is NO! Yet, as clearly shown in the photo, there are plenty of people willing to do …

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A digital resurrection

Some twenty years ago at the Future Centre of Telecom Italia in Venice we were busy developing future scenarios powered by advanced telecommunications and more generally by advanced technology. One of the scenario was about a little kid that used to play with his grandpa through a big screen hung …

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Pervasive AI in Soccer (and football)

That Ai is pervasive and supporting more and more activities is not a surprise. However, I should say I was intrigued listening the other day to a radio station focussing on soccer (Radio Sportiva): The discussion was on whether a certain soccer club should buy or not a soccer player …

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The magic of slow motion recording

It was a long time ago when I first saw, and was fascinated, by the image of a bullet going through an apple.How could one possible capture “the moment”? At that time, indeed, it was magic. Today’s technology makes it easier (not easy!) to capture these kind of moments. It …

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“Perceiver”: getting closer to AGI

A significant progress in AI has been made in the last years thanks to the Transformer (August 2017), a Google software able to understand written text. This has opened up the possibility of tapping to an immense knowledge base available on the Web. It is like saying that we have …

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Hands-free farming

Being a farmer meant spending a good deal of your life in the open, tilling, seeding, weeding, watering and harvesting. A lot of these activities have been made easier, and more effective, over the last fifty years by using machines to the point that today a farmer is more similar …

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