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Nanomagnetism may be just around the corner

Storage technologies, along with processing and communications technologies, have been the engine of evolution in these last sixty years. The more storage we have and the more storage we need. However, it is not just about “quantity”. As a matter of fact we have now so much storage in use …

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Too much technology to do stupid things!

I was reading yesterday the demise of TickTock, a Silicon Valley start up that focussed on robotics in the home. Their vision was a home where many of the chores would be done by several robots, each one with its own focussed task. Rather than building a very complex robot …

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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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AI helping in tracking our “best” life moments

Life-logging, the idea of recording our life moments, goes back to several decades (Vannevar Bush: the quantified self, 1945) but it has become “feasible” in the last fifteen years. Probably the most famous life-logger was Gordon Bell, a Microsoft researcher emeritus now retired, that started wearing a camera around his …

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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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A medical device on our wrist

I remember a talk I listened to at TTM 2016 looking into wearable devices as tools for improving healthcare. The speaker said that devices like the Apple Watch (meaning all consumer grade devices) where simply too weak in terms of data capture to be considered seriously as medical devices. Notice …

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