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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. He's currently Head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital, co-chair of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative of IEEE-FDC. Until Aprile 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog,  http://sites.ieee.org/futuredirections/category/blog/, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas.

2Gbps on LTE (4G)

Marketing is hard at work to send the message that you can’t live without 1Gbps mobile connectivity, that is why 5G is really needed. As you are wondering if that is really the case Qualcomm has announced the availability of the Snapdragon X24 chip that can sustain 2Gbps on LTE …

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AI to beget AI

Artificial Intelligence has progressed enormously, partly through the creation of new algorithms, mostly by leveraging on processing power and endless availability of data. Insights coming from the study of brains (plural intended, since we are learning from brains as simple a worms and as complex as ours), neuronal circuitry, are …

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Ready to outsource your brain?

May be it’s just me, or the fact that I am too old to embrace new ways of doing things. Yet, when reading of ones of Google’s Area 120 experimental products I cannot help but feeling unfit for this brave new world! It is about a “bot” that can replace …

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Will there be a Valentine day for robots?

In most part of the world people are celebrating Valentine day with their … Valentine. As I am getting ready to discuss with several colleagues at the Future Direction Committee meeting the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems initiative I couldn’t help to wonder if this day could also be a day (in …

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When cows go to the cloud

This is nothing new, it is about an Indian company, Chitale Dairy, that back in 2015 started to use technology to improve farmers’ herds health, resulting in more milk being produced and increased farmers’ wealth. After 2 years they are managing over 200,000 cows in the state of Maharashtra through …

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