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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.

Neural dust is getting ready for your brain…

Back in 2016 researchers at Berkeley created a micro sensor that could be activated using ultrasound. It was designed to be implanted in the body to pick up electrical signals. It could work in muscles and various organs, including the brain. Being activated by ultrasound it didn’t need a battery, …

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The future of Health Care is tied to AI and big data

The future of Health care, broadly speaking, is progressing along two directions: better understanding of the single individual and leveraging data from a multitude of individuals. Both are fuelled by increasing capability of “seeing” what is going on -that includes the genome sequencing-, thanks to better sensors and harvesting capabilities …

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Do you speak “baby”?

I still remember, back in 2002, the hit on the Japanese market of an app, Bowlingual, that could be used on a cellphone (or through a separate device) to connect to your dog. The dog had sensors in the collar (a microphone plus movement sensors able to detect the wagging …

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