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Towards Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

I am pleased to announce that the special issue of the Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems, edited by Okyay Kaynak and Francesco Flammini has been published. It makes for an interesting reading if you are working in the area of autonomous systems, as well as …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIV – TeleHealth

Tele-Health The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of tele-health in many Countries. In the US, according to Fair Health, the usage of tele-health has increased over 4,300% between March 2019 and March 2020. Medicare and Medicaid have added over 80 services in 2020 to be delivered remotely and have set …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – VIII – Synthetic Media

Synthetic Media It is now several decades that video games have acquainted us with synthetic reality. Imaginary landscapes and ambient are recreated by computer graphics along with sounds that match the objects and the ongoing actions providing a “credible” reality. Actually, the first synthetic environment screamed “fake” at all times …

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Bits against Viruses

On newspapers and televisions in Europe a heated debate is going on: should a passport be issued to people that have been vaccinated (such a passport would facilitate access to public transportation, restaurants….)? There are reasons for issuing, and using, these passports (mostly economic ones) and there are others for …

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Megatrends for this decade XXVI

18. Hi-Res VR in Retail VR – Virtual Reality- and AR – Augmented Reality- have been the talk of the town for quite a while. In the beginning the focus was on VR, the possibility of exploring with our senses virtual worlds in an immersive way to the point that …

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Megatrends for this decade XXIII

15. Disruption of Advertising As offer variety exploded customers got the upper hand, they had a choice. Hence, products and service offer had to  compete to get customer interest. Whilst it is true that advertisement can be traced back in millennia, the modern advertisement goes back less than 200 years …

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Megatrends for this decade – XX

f) build/customise as you use The flexibility of manufacturing and the softwarization of functionalities result in a broad range of adaptations for most products. If you want to think at something you already own, think about your laptop. You had the choice of the chip type (how many cores, the …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVIII

d) Servitization The transformation of products into services is not new. Several verticals have experimented new biz models aiming at generating continuous revenues by delivering services rather than selling a product. Digitalisation creates data, the orchestration of an ecosystem exploits them, often leading to the creation of more data. In …

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