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If you can’t beat it, join it

Chess used to be a game where intelligence ruled. It ruled so much that it became a benchmark for artificial intelligence. Then on May 12, 1997, a computer (IBM’s DeepBlue) beat Kasparov, the chess world champion. From that moment many people acknowledged that computers are better than humans at playing …

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Ecosystems 2.0 – VI

When I started using internet, some 30+ years ago, the paradigm was to use connectivity to access data. Web 2.0, and now 3.0, plus Digital Transformation turned this paradigm upside down. Now we use data to be connected. It is the triumph of asynchronous communications over synchronous comm. This does …

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College Degree or Google’s degree?

For the last 20 years I have heard, and been involved to a certain extent, the complain from industry on the education delivered by college and university, particularly in technical areas. According to several voices in the industry the new engineers where not sufficiently qualified to be productive in the …

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Using AI to “look” into a photo

When we look at a photo, or to an image on a television screen, the signals from our eyes to the brain tell the story of a flat surface. However, our brain interprets the image, understands that there is a building and a bench and “knows” that these objects are …

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AR market gets a boost from pandemic

Augmented Reality is … real. there are now plenty of applications like: Surgery training and surgery assistance. Companies like Medacta are releasing tools and platforms to deliver AR (and VR) to surgeons and training students. Just few days ago the first knee replacement surgery was successfully completed using AR to …

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A changing world measured in Internet time

It has become a sort of tradition to see an infographic describing what is going on every 60′ (on average) on Internet. Last year Internet user reached 4.39 billions, an increase of some 400 million on 2018, 9%, a growth that is mostly due to the growing number of smartphones …

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So many Big Brothers V

Photography I was born in the age of film rolls. There were rolls with film for 12, 20 and 36 shots and before shooting a shot you always asked: “will it be worth it? Should I wait for a better opportunity?” The peak of film photography was in 2001 with …

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So many Big Brothers… III

Imag Apps Every time I use an App on my smartphone (as well as on my tablet, Pc., Smart Television,…) this app is getting data from the interaction I am having with it (and the OS is getting the info that I am using that app at that specific time, …

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Viruses and Bits

It’s Easter but we are not talking about eggs, rather about the epidemic. The virus did not take a vacation time and waiting for a vaccine that is still down the road is unsatisfactory. So many people are turning to technology and to bits in particular. There is an unlimited …

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