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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – III

The pervasiveness of Digital Signature The second scenario presented in the FTI’s report is focussing on Scoring and Recognition. It is interesting to notice that the very first line of this scenario states: Anonymity is dead Indeed, in spite of all the talks about privacy, the reality is that each …

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Connect your sneakers to the Internet

I remember some 15 years ago, at the Future Centre of Telecom Italia, a pool of young researchers, many from Brasil, discussing what the future might look like and one of the idea was to have everything, but really everything, connected to the internet, creating data and those data being …

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Ask spinach…

Plants, as animals, have developed a variety of sensors to make the most of their environment, Plants, in particular, are sensitive to several chemicals both through their leaves and through their roots. The problem, if you want to exploit this sensory capability, is how to become aware that a plant …

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Using AI to predict cancer risk

A significant number of people have been delaying periodical medical check up for fear of Covid (going to a hospital in these times is not the best strategy … at least this is the perception of many people) and this is resulting in aggravating conditions in chronic patients and in …

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The evolution of human to whatever Interfaces XI

In the previous posts I pointed out the current status and limitations of BCI, Brain Computer Interface, showing that at the moment there is a tradeoff to be taken between higher precision and sensitivity provided by implanted electrodes/chip and non invasive interfaces. I also pointed out that at present interfacing …

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Building a Smart City from scratch – VI

6. Internet of Things Internet of Things is no news. Sensors (most IoTs are sensors) are everywhere and a city with a million people has probably over hundred million sensors (a smartphone has some 14 sensors, a car can have 200 sensors, a home can have a hundred or more …

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Speech2Face

I don’t know about you but I often wonder as I am talking on the phone to a person I never met how that person would look like. Is the voice pointing to a specific age, to some specific traits? Of course it is in general easy to tell a …

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