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AI in the mirror

When I was a kid it used to be: Mirror mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all? Time has gone by and now it seems that you can ask (a similar question) Artificial Intelligence to get an assessment on your “beauty”. Go on the Qoves website …

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AI is really getting pervasive

OK, I guess there should be something wrong with me. I was watching a soccer match on my television, Germany vs Italy, and my attention was drawn on the advertisements that were shown around the play field. What puzzled me was that in spite of the game being played in …

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An image USED to be worth a thousand words

Have you ever heard the expression “an image is worth a thousand words”? Indeed, with a single image you can convey som much information that it would take a lot of “prose” to have an equivalent transfer of meaning. Computers (software) on the other hand, has always been pretty good …

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What’s the prognosis? Ask AI.

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina have developed and tested an AI system, based on deep convolutional neural network -dCNN-, on real patients hospitalised with Covid. The system used lung CT scan to rank patients on a severity scale predicting hospitalisation time, the likelihood  of deterioration leading to …

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From “railways” to “paintways”

How would you call a railway where the rails are replaced by paint? Probably not “paintways” but that’s the best I was able to come up to get your attention… 4 years ago CRRC, a Chinese company manufacturing trains and trams came up with the idea of replacing the rail …

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The magic of picking up objects

What could be easier than picking up a strawberry, an egg, a blueberry? we do this kind of things many times a day without a second thought. As a matter of fact there is quite a lot going on behind the scene of our perception. Our eyes pick up the …

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Big Brother is bigger than you think

In 1949 Orwell described a society where people were under surveillance by telecameras placed everywhere, controlled by a Big Brother. The novel was 1984, We are in 2021 and the technology imagined by Orwell is deployed in many places around the world. We just don’t notice it: security cameras have …

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AR and VR shopping: a peek at the future

Shopping is partly “need” partly “fun” (and for some, partly” compulsive”). If it is a response to a need any technology that can help in taking a decision would surely help the customer. If it is for fun any technology that can increase the emotional feeling will be a hit. …

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What is a spider looking at?

I was really amazed at reading this article on Science News about a study on the vision system of jumping spiders. These creatures are very common photographic subjects because of their multiple eyes (and because they usually stay put as you get close to snap a photo, making your photographer …

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