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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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AI giving thieves a helping hand…

Watermarking has been used to identify images for quite a long time. Visible watermarking is used to “brand” an image so that if it gets used without the owner permission, and the owners finds out, he has the possibility of complaining. The “visibility part”, that is a logo or text …

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A digital camera needing Industry 4.0

I just read a review of L16, the digital camera that according to its producer would have been a game changer. I have the L16 under my sight since it was announced, back in 2015. The producer, Light, claimed, and they still do, to have a game changer in the …

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Congrats Xiaoyi. You are now a medical doctor.

Millions of students have passed the exam to become certified doctor, so one more shouldn’t make the headlines, unless it happens to be a robot. Actually, Xiaoyi is the first robot to pass the exam. And it passed with flying colours, getting 456 points out of 600 (96 points above the …

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