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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.

Let’s start talking about 6G!

What?! 5G is not year yet and I am proposing to start talking about 6G? Well, as an excuse, let me say that I am not the only one, and talking about 6G is a way to demystify 5G. It may also be appropriate to point out that someone believes …

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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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Looking at thoughts

Progress has been amazing in technologies to peek inside the living brain to observe its inner working. Yet we are still far from really following what is going on and in particular to relate the firing of neurones to specific stimuli. There is so much going on in our brain …

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Computers keep getting better … than us

Most experts are predicting that the coming of AGI, Artificial General Intelligence – the capability of computers to stand au pair with our intelligence, is about 20 years away. A few anticipate the date to the 2030, others are are pushing it further to the second part of this century. …

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The amazing pace of market innovation

I stumbled onto this interesting graphics as I was looking for Innovation Insights for a talk I will be giving at the end of January on Innovation. The graphics represent a collection of companies active in 2017 in the space (now that’s the right word, isn’t it?) of drones. You …

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Would you like a 400Mp camera?

Just as I got a new digital camera with a monster resolution of 45.7Mpixels (that is over 100 times the resolution of my very first digital camera, a Sony Mavica, back in 1997; the very first digital camera goes back to 1975 when Kodak took the first digital shot with …

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The rise of Digital Twins

Fifteen years ago at the Future Centre we worked on the idea of a “digital shadow”. We though that as bits were more and more able to “mirror” atoms we would see a growing creation of bit images, virtual images if you want, in the Cyberspace. Having a virtual image …

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