AI and energy efficiency

Few days ago I was in Brussels, invited by to speak at a high-level roundtable organized by JRC on Intensive Data Processing and Energy Efficiency – Innovative Green Technologies for Artificial Intelligence. The round table included a number of industry representatives working at the junction of ICT and energy, as well as policy-makers and high-profile scientists. The discussion […]

Monitoring the Trento Sport Festival 2018

The first edition of the Sport Festival has taken place in Trento, Italy, during 11 – 14 October 2018. Being sport addicts, at U-Hopper we could not miss the chance to monitor the Twitter coverage of the event with Tapoi. We have also been using a new interesting analysis for the first time: the people […]

Can fog computing threaten rabbits?

John is an Australian farmer who had serious problems with rabbits in his wide farm. There are many rabbits in Australia and they consume crops of his farm too quickly. He spends most of his day checking all the area of his farm again and again, to see if rabbits have shown up. Despite the […]

Data science in high school? Yes, it can be done!

Last week I had the opportunity to give a talk to a group of high school students during a summer camp organized by the University of Trento in collaboration with HIT, CLAB and the support of U-Hopper, SpazioDati and OpenDataTrentino. The focus of the camp: data science. The question: can a group of students from […]

Chatbots for (and with) citizens – Three lessons learnt

Here at U-Hopper, we have gone quite crazy about chatbots lately. For those of you who do not share the hype, chatbots are software programs that, by leveraging artificial intelligence tools and techniques, are able to chat with humans, typically by answering simple questions. At the moment, there is a large variety of chatbots out […]

Mozhdeh, the first FogGuru team member #girlpower

As proud partner of FogGuru project, we introduce you our new team member: in this interview you will get to know Mozhdeh, our new Research Engineer. Straight from Iran, she is still looking for "pasta Alfredo"!

Social profiling is dead (thanks to GDPR): long life to social profiling!

Over the past few weeks, we all got our inbox clogged with emails about changes in privacy policy, requests to reconnect and confirm our personal data with cheesy “Your privacy is important to us” (really??) subject lines etc. This was all due to the entry into force (on May 25th, 2018) of the new EU […]