When COVID-19 escalates again, surveillance gains credits

COVID-19 shakes the world again. Now it seems to be the right timing to dedicate some thoughts and care to another important aspect that defines our lives and our society in this historical period: information technology. For us it is not that difficult to perceive that the corona crisis is still in its “active mode”.Continue reading “When COVID-19 escalates again, surveillance gains credits”

Renewable Energies and AI: a symbiosis in the 2021 energy sector

We can finally say that: one of the exciting new challenges of 2021 is a democratic Smart Energy adoption. We, as “Smart” citizens, are now better educated on the benefits of adopting technologies directed to renew and control the energy production we daily strive for.  However, when you talk with your friends about “Smart Cities”Continue reading “Renewable Energies and AI: a symbiosis in the 2021 energy sector”

How soft and hard professional skills could develop – and change – after the COVID-19 era

The topic of a long-term foresight, regarding the present and the proximal future of the so-called professional soft and hard skills turns out to be a complex one. When is time to make a specific analysis in these terms, and if we want to achieve a sharp picture in these terms, we cannot skip aContinue reading “How soft and hard professional skills could develop – and change – after the COVID-19 era”

Il futuro delle competenze professionali, alla luce della rivoluzione tecnologica e al crescente trend dell’automazione in tempo di COVID-19, è soggetto a cambiare?

Il tema della previsione a lungo termine, per quanto riguarda il presente e il futuro delle cosiddette “competenze professionali” risulta essere un argomento complesso, non esente da successivi approfondimenti legati a nuove analisi inerenti al sistema sociale e politico di riferimento. Inoltre, la rincorsa – oggi di moda – ad approcci di analisi misti, nonContinue reading “Il futuro delle competenze professionali, alla luce della rivoluzione tecnologica e al crescente trend dell’automazione in tempo di COVID-19, è soggetto a cambiare?”

Robotics Today: We are in a Stage that Matter

The robotics revolution has arrived. If you define yourself part of the ordinary crew of modern society it is STILL normal that you do not met a robot. No worries, you don’t need to wait a lot to change this. For the sake of clarity I also need to point out that the drone youContinue reading “Robotics Today: We are in a Stage that Matter”

Do we need to monitor the exposure of health care staff to COVID-19?

For many hospital and health care workers the greatest worry right now is not inadvertently transmitting the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable patients. Home-health caregivers are being advised to take extra hygiene precautions and to stay home at the first signs of illness. Many nonessential care visits have been canceled. Assisted living communities and nursing homes are either banning or severely restricting visitors. Some employees of the home-care organization have access to a nursing team to guide their decisions. This is a time of resilience and confusion load for many of us on how to behave with the corona pandemic. Many contract workers are responsible for monitoring their own health and contagion risk levels.
Sounds like lots of individuals are taking individual decisions. Where is the role of the State here when they need to be protected at their turn, to protect, advise, support and save lives?

Can we define equations as a vital fluid to understand reality?

Without the statements made by equations, in which we usually apply to measure and represent specific conditions, our world would not exist as we know and define it. Maybe this is the reason why human beings need equations – moved by the trait to be eager – and able – to add something new to familiar landscapes across acts of thinking and tentative to grasp and understand mathematical ratios.

Why the human factor is crucial for production and ICT

Today the so-called ICT (information and communication technology) is pervading almost every production process, both horizontally (across products) and vertically (when machines, shops floors and supply chains become the reference). We have tons of smart factories that aiming to reach flexibility and higher adaptation to variegated goals, such as performance, production quality and overall efficiency need to (still, instead of what people might think of being afraid of) rely on the human factor to picture the canvas of Industry 4.0 trends, lines and new patterns.

Reflection on Digital Media in Education, Ethics and Epistemology

Very often our ethical choices are framed by what we know. Science helps us when inquired with the right methodologies and instruments, to know a snapshot of reality. There is a huge debate on how scientists, philosophers, social researchers and investors can support public discussion and public relations campaigns that are more “inclusive” for youth. Key people, at the peak of our democracy, should learn by mistakes made in the past to open and guarantee new perspectives of youth empowerment, as this class is destined to be protagonist of a dialog process and in future political turmoils able to accept the limits implied by epistemological ethics. Here science rationale and enterprise can offer educative examples of action.

Start from Embodied AI to shape Relevant Ethical Question

In the past, individuals have over predicted artificial intelligence, but it does not mean that artificial intelligence in constructing machine has proved greater than the pioneers foresaw. Even in the theme of humanoid robot usefulness – considered at a short term – is not always very clear which solutions they best fit in. Nevertheless, to the majority of us (without any surprise), one thing is crystal clear: the progress in Artificial Intelligence appears to be an ineluctable movement that will manifest – in the long term – autonomous behaviours and higher embodied adaptivity.