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Augmented Reality for Biz

The new generation of Google Glasses, Enterprise Edition 2. Image credit: Google Google launched its first digital glasses back in 2013 but they were met with mixed feelings and discontinued in 2015. The first glasses were targeting the mass market, even though their price was not really on the cheap …

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Watch out, they are watching you …

Security cameras have become ubiquitous and are now starting to being used as image sensors to harvest data about the behaviour of people. This goes quite beyond their original goal, and yet it makes perfect sense. I remember few years ago the Data Analytics Lab of TIM (at that time …

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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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Social Sensing

I gave a tutorial on Smart Cities in conjunction with ISC2 in Wuxi, China, and a good portion of it focussed on leveraging the potential of citizens. A Smart Cities can rely on smart citizens more and more using technology as a bridge. Nowadays more and more people have a smartphone, …

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