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Planning the Future …

Future happens. Yet, in a few areas the future is built through a multi-year planning with a very precise roadmap. This is the case for smart cities having the goal of becoming smarter. A city is a complex environment, with several independent systems that are influencing one another. The orchestration …

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The Passenger Economy

An interesting report published by Intel is looking at a world where vehicles will no longer require a human driver. It is not going to happen tomorrow, but it is not too far away either. The first signs are likely to become visible in the next decade. Most likely the …

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Robots are learning to foresee the future

Although we may seldom realise it, whenever we are mulling over a decision we are actually imagining what would be the consequences of our action, and some time we do this visually, like seeing with our mind’s eye the movement of an object and its path leading to hitting another …

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Autonomous systems leveraging on 5G

Autonomous systems are a reality in a few areas, transportation and industrial manufacturing leading the pack, and in the next decade they will be expanding in number and in application areas. Healthcare, safety and home support are the ones that will be coming up fast in the next decade. Connectivity …

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Humans not needed …Inflection point?

A Google team has published a paper on Nature describing the new generation of AlphaGo. Well, the very name of the new generation is significant: AlphaGo Zero.  One would have expected that the new generation would have been named “Old + 1”, yet they decided to start from scratch and …

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Farming, it’s a robot job!

For most of our human history agriculture has provided the most of employment. Depending on the Country over half, and up to two third, of the population was farming. This started to change with the development of commerce in the XVII century and changed even more with the Industrial Revolution …

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Autonomous systems on the rise.

I have been discussing for quite a bit now the technologies that are making autonomous systems possible. Indeed, the forecast is towards an increase of their presence in the next decade. Artificial Intelligence is at the core of autonomous systems. It will permeate them in different degrees, the more autonomous …

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