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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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Leveraging Patterns – I

The Digital Transformation is all about data. It creates data, it leverages on data, it uses data as a substitute of physical objects. In fact there are so many data that one of the opportunities arising from DX is to explore those data to extract useful information.  Rather than using …

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Home-centric Hospital

We have seen over the last 70 years a progressive squeezing of size and decreasing of price of high tech systems to the point that it has become feasible the shift from centralisation to decentralisation. When I started working, “the computer” was a big, costly, machine that could only be …

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Using drones like bees …

There are an estimated 100 trillions (!) bees in the world (the data range is quite broad, actually, for the difficulties in estimating the number of wild bees, domesticated ones are in the range of 2-5 trillions). This is a mind boggling number, and quite frankly it would remain so …

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Need to track turtles? Use a drone!

Researchers have been making use of technology to track moose and shark, migratory birds and Alaskan bears and whatever you can imagine in between. Most of the time they use some kind of beacons generating radio signals that can be tracked from afar. This is a significant step forward from …

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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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FaceId is picking up steam

Face recognition has become a well known biometric access method when Apple included it in the iPhone X. From that moment on people started to appreciate the convenience of just looking and be granted access. I was at Boston Logan airport few months ago and I didn’t have to use …

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The many faces of Digital Transformation – Societal Scenarios IV

Artificial narrow intelligence The Digital Transformation is fuelled by digitalisation, i.e. data, and it results in huge data creation and availability. This is the fertile ground for Artificial Intelligence. In turns, artificial intelligence powers industry to leverage from data and monetise the benefit of the digital transformation. Narrow Artificial Intelligence …

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