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Megatrends for this decade – XLII

Working with smart machines From what I have discussed it is obvious that in this decade work will be intertwined more and more with intelligent machines (Machines used to include both hard -robot like- and soft -applications). As pointed out in previous posts, artificial intelligence extends the applicability of automation …

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Megatrends for this decade XXIX

21) The vanishing Babel tower This Megatrend is mine and expands the list of the Megatrends I discussed in the previous posts as proposed by Peter Diamandis. It is about technology overcoming languages barrier. There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, although most of them are very …

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VR controlled robotic arm

Controlling robotic arms is something usually done via sensors and software that is pre-programmed. In several situation a direct control provided by a human operator is needed. The more sophisticated the robotic arm and the more complex the task it is involved, the trickier the control. Extended Robotics, a British …

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Megatrends for this decade – VI

5. Augmented Reality and Spatial Web Augmented Reality has been around for several years now. Actually, Virtual Reality came first, the possibility of immersing oneself in a virtual world, but in the last few years the flanking of virtual and real has taken the upper hand in several business and, …

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Some mind blowing numbers

That e-commerce is growing is no surprise, nor that Amazon is the biggest e-commerce player in the US yet, looking at the expected sales for the coming Prime Day (October 13/14), I cannot help but being amazed by the estimated sales: almost 10 billion $ worldwide and over 6 billion …

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Digital Transformation: Impact on jobs – VII

As AR and VR become the bridge linking the cyberspace to the physical space and an integral tool in several professions. As any sophisticated tool they require specific training and in particular the acquisition of skill -through experience- in moving in between the cyberspace and the physical space. Any lay …

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New shoes for a new world

Our brain has been shaped by evolution to process and understand a multi-sensorial flow of data and to interpret them in a 4 dimensional space. Data that are generated in a lower dimensional space are re-interpreted by the brain to fit its 4 dimensional framework. So, when we watch a …

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Digital Transformation: Impact on jobs – VI

jo Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, more and more, are becoming the tools to access the cyberspace. As more and more data are available and artificial intelligence/data analytics dig into these data creating new ones the complexity of the information exceeds the analytical capability of the single worker, yet this …

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Pervasive AI in Industry 4.0

I recently re-read the interview given by Henrik von Scheel (considered to be the inventor of the concept of Industry 4.0) back in 2018, one and half year ago and stopped reflecting on its validity now. The name of Industry 4.0 was actually a marketing label for a report prepared …

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