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Self, selves and emerging self -IV

Machine’s Self, machine’s awareness Could a machine have a self, perceive its own identity and be aware of it? (with machine I am including the AI part). The question has been debated for quite a long time and it is still without an answer that can be accepted by all. …

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Self, selves and emerging self -III

Digital twins – The computational brain hypotheses We are used to computers built with chips in silicon. However, we also had computers made of vacuum tubes, others made with relays, even mechanical computers using levers and gears. Those were in the past, today we have molecular computers and on the …

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Digital Transformation vs jobs II

According to Gartner the combined deployment of automation and artificial intelligence in developed markets will start increasing jobs from 2020 on. This may not be the case in developing market where the insourcing of production by developed Countries, mostly Western European and US, will depress production and where skilled labour …

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Digital Transformation vs jobs

At the EIT Digital Italy Innovation day I was asked to share some thoughts on Digital Transformation and its impact on jobs. This is a topic I have been addressing for quite a while and I also socialised here and there on this blog (just search for “jobs loss”). It …

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Human AI Symbioses

I listened to an interview to Elon Musk, watch the clip, where he was asked about his new venture, Neuralink, objective. The journalists asked if he was aiming at implanting a chip in our brain that would enable the transfer of knowledge to from the brain. Elon Musk said yes, …

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Amazing how much software is behind a turkey

According to SAP, as reported by Forbes, 52 million turkeys end up in US kitchens oven to cheer Thanksgiving festivity. I am impressed by the number and I should say I feel a little sad for turkeys (however, I do understand that every single day we collectively eat -worldwide- over …

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Black Friday for Genome Sequencing

Illumina changed the approach to genome sequencing pushing its cost to the 1,000$ (psychological) thresholds. The effort for the first genome sequencing cost 2.7 billion $ and took 10 years. By 2007 it was down to 1 million $ and already in 2008 Illumina reported a cost of 100,000$. In …

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Ask the robot!

China is moving fast on the adoption of robots stealing the thunder to Japan and South Korea. Manufacturing robots have been in use for quite a while (China is the world largest manufacture in the world). Now robots are starting to be adopted in areas where you won’t expect them …

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Digital Transformation in Health Care – VI

I started this series of posts on the Digital Transformation of Health Care pointing out at the three looming disruptions ahead: de-localisation, personalisation and digitalisation. These correspond, broadly speaking to the area of Digital Health, Precision Health and Big Data, even though these areas are connected with one another as …

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The evolution of Intelligence

To talk about the evolution of intelligence one should first “define” what intelligence is and based on that definition provide a ranking of intelligence. Once we have that we could start discussing intelligence evolution. Scientists and psychologists are still struggling on this so in this short piece I would take …

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