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Education: disruptions ahead? – III

Symbiotic shared education The shift from owning knowledge to owing the capability to access knowledge and engage the knowledge  owner to leverage on that for the task at hand is taking us into the era of symbiotic shared education. Assuming that it will be possible to engage the required knowledge, …

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Digital Twins take the train

Digital twins are becoming more and more pervasive, I know, yet I was surprised seeing one loaded on a train in Verona. As you can see in the photo I took there was a yellow container with the sign: “Rail 3D Asset Digital Twin”. Intriguing. I did some investigation on …

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Education: disruptions ahead? – II

Basic education and just in time education The need to acquire a basic education, i.e. the capability to learn –including learning to communicate verbally and of reading  /written communications may fade away, possibly not in this timeframe but in the long run/, the capability to understand logical structures and math, …

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Education: disruptions ahead? – I

As the Symbiotic Autonomous System Initiative second White Paper is being finalised some thoughts on the future of education have been consolidated and I am sharing them here, looking for comments. As you can see some of these are quite disruptive… The shift towards an intelligent ambient and the emergence …

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Data at the edges

The Moore’s law, the doubling of transistors on a chip (of a given size) every 18 months and the parallel having of cost per transistor has basically been matched by the growth of data, hence, roughly speaking, our capability to process data has been in synch with the number of …

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Using AI to detect breast cancer

Image recognition has progressed in ways that were completely unexpected just 20 years ago. At that time we kept saying that computers were no good in understanding images, that was humans turf. This is no longer so. The camera in our phones recognise a smiling face, the photo management application …

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Is 5G the solution? – IV

Following on the previous posts looking at the “5 reasons why 5g is the Future“: 5. Communication and Collaboration The article claims that the increased speed offered by 5G will (better) support collaborative work, teleworking and will increase business effectiveness easing the access to big data and big data analytics. …

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Is 5G the solution? – III

Following on the previous posts looking at the “5 reasons why 5g is the Future“: 4. Immersive Entertainment The article points out that the increased capacity offered by 5G will support the growing demand of video consumption (yes, that extra spectrum will surely be put to use) and it will …

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Would you like a jump seat in a F1 car?

Simulators have become very effective, to the point that pilots, both racing cars and flight pilots, are making extensive use of them and amateurs can experience a virtual trill that is getting more and more engaging as the transducers are becoming more and more sophisticated. Virtual reality goggles are providing …

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Is 5G the solution? – II

Following on yesterday post looking at the “5 reasons why 5g is the Future“: 3. IoT Technology The article claims that the number of IoT will skyrocket in the next decade (I agree), that many of these IoT will end up in the home (sure), that they will lead to …

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