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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.

Advanced Brain Computer Interface

There is a terrible syndrome that may affect patients suffering from ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Scleroses, the lock in syndrome. These patients completely lose the possibility to communicate. The ALS, as it progresses, leads to a paralyses of the muscles and even the limited communications that is maintained by using eye …

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Looking at a force!

I still remember my awe at seeing atoms for the first time. It was back in 1989 when IBM using a scanning tunneling microscope managed to manipulate single atoms (and demonstrated it by writing IBM by pushing xeon atoms around). Now I revive that amazement by reading that scientists at …

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Looking ahead to 2050 – Symbiotic Autonomous Systems I

The Future Direction Committee FDC of the IEEE in consultation with IEEE Societies, is kicking off a new Initiative on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems. What are these “Symbiotic Autonomous Systems”? It is nothing really new, in the sense that the history of human civilization has been characterized by the continuous interplay …

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