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Towards Humans 2.0 – II

I described our evolution as human species as a result of our ability to develop and use ever more effective (and sometimes) complex tools. Of course this goes both ways. One can rightly say that it is our evolution that has led to the capability of creating better tools. The …

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AI helping in tracking our “best” life moments

Life-logging, the idea of recording our life moments, goes back to several decades (Vannevar Bush: the quantified self, 1945) but it has become “feasible” in the last fifteen years. Probably the most famous life-logger was Gordon Bell, a Microsoft researcher emeritus now retired, that started wearing a camera around his …

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A global infrastructure

When thinking about big Telecommunications Infrastructures most of the people think about AT&T, China Telecom, Orange… Indeed these big Telcos have huge pervasive infrastructures on the home turf plus connections reaching several other Countries. Very few would think about Google. Yet, Google has been steadily buying international/intercontinental traffic capacity for …

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It speaks like me! … and you

I do not know how 2017 will be remembered in terms of technology advances. If it were for me I would associate it with the pervasive uptake of AI, Artificial Intelligence. I posted quite a number of news on “applied AI”, i.e. application of Artificial Intelligence in many fields, some …

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AI giving thieves a helping hand…

Watermarking has been used to identify images for quite a long time. Visible watermarking is used to “brand” an image so that if it gets used without the owner permission, and the owners finds out, he has the possibility of complaining. The “visibility part”, that is a logo or text …

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It can be done, and that is the problem…

At IEEE FDC the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative, SAS, is studying the interplay (symbioses) of machines and humans. There is a lot of technology involved but the real issues are not technological ones. Yes, there are plenty of technology hurdles but just wait a few more years (may be just …

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Humans not needed …Inflection point?

A Google team has published a paper on Nature describing the new generation of AlphaGo. Well, the very name of the new generation is significant: AlphaGo Zero.  One would have expected that the new generation would have been named “Old + 1”, yet they decided to start from scratch and …

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A chip for machine learning

ARM has announced the Cortex-A75 processor, an evolution of its Cortex CPU line.  Interestingly, in their announcement ARM is making explicit reference to machine learning applications. It is the first time, as far as I remember, that the increasing performances of a chip are emphasised targeting AI and Machine Learning. …

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